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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3405–3407

Surface plasmon-polariton waveguiding characteristics of metal/dielectric quasi-coplanar structures

Jaeyoun Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 23, pp. 3405-3407 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003405


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Abstract

A novel metal–dielectric structure for efficient confinement and guiding of surface plasmon-polaritons is proposed. The proposed quasi-coplanar geometry achieves a trenchlike mode confinement over a wide range of spectrum by substituting a trench structure with two patterned metal layers, which will simplify the fabrication steps significantly. Using the finite-element method, the modal characteristics and the impact of waveguide structural parameters on them were investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Citation
Jaeyoun Kim, "Surface plasmon-polariton waveguiding characteristics of metal/dielectric quasi-coplanar structures," Opt. Lett. 32, 3405-3407 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-23-3405


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