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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4853–4856

Broadband light coupling to dielectric slot waveguides with tapered plasmonic nanoantennas

I. S. Maksymov and Yu. S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4853-4856 (2013)

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We propose and theoretically verify an efficient mechanism of broadband coupling between incident light and on-chip dielectric slot waveguide by employing a tapered plasmonic nanoantenna. The nanoantenna receives free space radiation and couples it to a dielectric slot waveguide with the efficiency of up to 20% in a broad spectral range, having a small footprint as compared with the currently used narrowband dielectric grating couplers. We argue that the frequency selective properties of such nanoantennas also allow for using them as ultrasmall on-chip multiplexer/demultiplexer devices.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: June 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

I. S. Maksymov and Yu. S. Kivshar, "Broadband light coupling to dielectric slot waveguides with tapered plasmonic nanoantennas," Opt. Lett. 38, 4853-4856 (2013)

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