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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 350–352

Surface plasmon polariton discrete diffraction compensation

M. Y.-C. Xu and J. S. Aitchison  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 350-352 (2009)

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We report on the observation of discrete diffraction in surface plasmon polariton waveguide arrays at a wavelength of 1550 nm . We also adopt the effective index method to reduce our simulation geometry to two-dimensions, predict the spread of single-waveguide excitation in parallel waveguide arrays, and explore changing the excitation angle to detune the waveguides. Our experimental results show discrete diffraction compensation at an angle of 2.2° as predicted by simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2008
Published: January 29, 2009

M. Y.-C. Xu and J. S. Aitchison, "Surface plasmon polariton discrete diffraction compensation," Opt. Lett. 34, 350-352 (2009)

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