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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2029–2031

Plasmonically enhanced optical transmission through a metalized nanostructured photonic crystal fiber taper

Hesam Edin Arabi, Marzieh Pournoury, Ji Hoon Park, Seongil Im, and Kyunghwan Oh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 2029-2031 (2011)

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A subwavelength holey plasmonic structure was proposed by adiabatically tapering a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) and subsequently metalizing the cleaved end facet. By coupling a white light into the PCF side, we experimentally observed an enhanced optical transmission in the spectral domain through the plasmonic structure at the tapered end. We further showed numerically that the proposed device renders a focused directional beam, due to its Fresnel-zone-like configuration and the plasmonic lensing effects.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2011
Published: May 26, 2011

Hesam Edin Arabi, Marzieh Pournoury, Ji Hoon Park, Seongil Im, and Kyunghwan Oh, "Plasmonically enhanced optical transmission through a metalized nanostructured photonic crystal fiber taper," Opt. Lett. 36, 2029-2031 (2011)

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