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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4663–4666

Plasmonic waveguides cladded by hyperbolic metamaterials

Satoshi Ishii, Mikhail Y. Shalaginov, Viktoriia E. Babicheva, Alexandra Boltasseva, and Alexander V. Kildishev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4663-4666 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004663


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Abstract

Strongly anisotropic media with hyperbolic dispersion can be used for claddings of plasmonic waveguides (PWs). In order to analyze the fundamental properties of such waveguides, we analytically study 1D waveguides arranged from a hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) in a HMM–Insulator–HMM (HIH) structure. We show that HMM claddings give flexibility in designing the properties of HIH waveguides. Our comparative study on 1D PWs reveals that HIH-type waveguides can have a higher performance than MIM or IMI waveguides.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2014
Published: August 5, 2014

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Satoshi Ishii, Mikhail Y. Shalaginov, Viktoriia E. Babicheva, Alexandra Boltasseva, and Alexander V. Kildishev, "Plasmonic waveguides cladded by hyperbolic metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 39, 4663-4666 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4663


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