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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 649–651

Efficient light coupling between dielectric slot waveguide and plasmonic slot waveguide

Ruoxi Yang, Rami A. Wahsheh, Zhaolin Lu, and Mustafa A.G. Abushagur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 649-651 (2010)

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An efficient coupler between a dielectric waveguide and a plasmonic metal–insulator–metal (MIM) waveguide is proposed, modeled, fabricated, and characterized. Based on the platform of a silicon slot waveguide, a quasi-MIM plasmonic junction is formed via e-beam lithography and lift-off process. Coupling efficiency between the silicon slot waveguide and plasmonic waveguide up to 43% is obtained after normalizing to reference waveguides at 1550 nm . This coupling scheme can be potentially used for fast optical switching and small-footprint optical modulation.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

Ruoxi Yang, Rami A. Wahsheh, Zhaolin Lu, and Mustafa A. G. Abushagur, "Efficient light coupling between dielectric slot waveguide and plasmonic slot waveguide," Opt. Lett. 35, 649-651 (2010)

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