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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7427–7438

Adjustable subwavelength localization in a hybrid plasmonic waveguide

S. Belan, S. Vergeles, and P. Vorobev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7427-7438 (2013)

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The hybrid plasmonic waveguide consists of a high-permittivity dielectric nanofiber embedded in a low-permittivity dielectric near a metal surface. This architecture is considered as one of the most perspective candidates for long-range subwavelength guiding. We present qualitative analysis and numerical results which reveal advantages of the special waveguide design when dielectric constant of the cylinder is greater than the absolute value of the dielectric constant of the metal. In this case the arbitrary subwavelength mode size can be achieved by controlling the gap width. Our qualitative analysis is based on consideration of sandwich-like conductor-gap-dielectric system. The numerical solution is obtained by expansion of the hybrid plasmonic mode over single cylinder modes and the surface plasmon-polariton modes of the metal screen and matching the boundary conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2013
Published: March 18, 2013

S. Belan, S. Vergeles, and P. Vorobev, "Adjustable subwavelength localization in a hybrid plasmonic waveguide," Opt. Express 21, 7427-7438 (2013)

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