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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2209–2211

Effective light bending and controlling in a chamber-channel waveguide system

Yingnan Guo, Haining Wang, Jennifer M. Reed, Shi Pan, and Shengli Zou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2209-2211 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002209


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Abstract

A novel chamber-channel system is proposed to achieve the bending of light at a 90 deg angle with relatively high transmission efficiencies. An ultrathin film is introduced into the chamber to couple more light into the system, which makes the chamber as a light absorber, while the channel serves as an output pathway to guide the light through the system. We show that the light propagation is significantly affected by the output position of the channels. By setting the output to specific positions, the device can be considered as a light switch, amplifier, or filter. This work holds great potential for controlling light in nanoscale photonic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: December 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2013
Published: June 20, 2013

Citation
Yingnan Guo, Haining Wang, Jennifer M. Reed, Shi Pan, and Shengli Zou, "Effective light bending and controlling in a chamber-channel waveguide system," Opt. Lett. 38, 2209-2211 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2209


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