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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2009
  • pp: 223–225

Long-range substantially nonradiative metallo-dielectric waveguide

Robin Buckley and Pierre Berini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 223-225 (2009)

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A waveguide structure capable of aggressive bends ( r 0 0 ) and long-range propagation ( 1.2 dB mm ) is described here. The structure uses a step-index slab to create the vertical confinement and a pair of metallic parallel plates on either side of the core for lateral confinement. The parallel plates are dimensioned to ensure that all modes that would cause radiation loss in a bend are cut off.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2008
Published: January 14, 2009

Robin Buckley and Pierre Berini, "Long-range substantially nonradiative metallo-dielectric waveguide," Opt. Lett. 34, 223-225 (2009)

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