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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 541–543

Adiabatic nanofocusing of channel plasmon polaritons

Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi and Khachatur V. Nerkararyan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 541-543 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000541


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Abstract

Using the analytical description of channel plasmon polaritons (CPPs) developed recently [ Opt. Lett. 34, 2039 (2009) ], we consider the adiabatic CPP nanofocusing in V grooves with linearly decreasing groove angles, deriving closed-form expressions for local field enhancements. Calculations at telecom wavelengths predict the possibility of reaching the intensity enhancements exceeding 1200 for realistic groove tapers cut into gold. Our conclusions are in good agreement with the results of previous investigations.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2010
Published: February 11, 2010

Citation
Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi and Khachatur V. Nerkararyan, "Adiabatic nanofocusing of channel plasmon polaritons," Opt. Lett. 35, 541-543 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-4-541


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