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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2800–2802

Channel plasmon polariton propagation in nanoimprinted V-groove waveguides

Rasmus B. Nielsen, Irene Fernandez-Cuesta, Alexandra Boltasseva, Valentyn S. Volkov, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Anna Klukowska, and Anders Kristensen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2800-2802 (2008)

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We present the results of optical characterization of metal V-groove waveguides using scanning near-field microscopy, showing broadband transmission with subwavelength confinement and propagation lengths exceeding 100 μ m . An updated fabrication method using a combination of UV and nanoimprint lithography is presented. The developed approach is mass-production compatible, adaptable to different designs, and offers wafer-scale parallel fabrication of plasmonic components based on profiled metal surfaces.

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(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: June 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2008
Published: November 21, 2008

Rasmus B. Nielsen, Irene Fernandez-Cuesta, Alexandra Boltasseva, Valentyn S. Volkov, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Anna Klukowska, and Anders Kristensen, "Channel plasmon polariton propagation in nanoimprinted V-groove waveguides," Opt. Lett. 33, 2800-2802 (2008)

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