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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3127–3129

Guiding light at the nanoscale: numerical optimization of ultrasubwavelength metallic wire plasmonic waveguides

Alexey V. Krasavin and Anatoly V. Zayats  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3127-3129 (2011)

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We present a comprehensive numerical analysis of the guiding of a photonic signal in the form of a strongly con fined asymmetric surface plasmon polariton (SPP) mode along metallic nanowire waveguides. The proposed approach provides extremely high localization of the SPP mode, nanoscale integration density, and a feasible technological platform. The waveguide performance was studied over a broad range of subwavelength cross sections at a telecommunication wavelength. It was optimized using a conventional figure of merit for data transfer along a straight waveguide and an all-inclusive figure of merit has been introduced.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2011
Published: August 10, 2011

Alexey V. Krasavin and Anatoly V. Zayats, "Guiding light at the nanoscale: numerical optimization of ultrasubwavelength metallic wire plasmonic waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 3127-3129 (2011)

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