Abstract

A metallic-grating-based interconnection scheme that interconnects two waveguide layers of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) is presented. We designed a diffraction grating for radiating light from the SPPs into free space or a homogeneous medium. An efficient receiver grating for receiving the light into SPPs is also explored. Using the well-established finite-element method, the appropriate grating geometry parameters are found. The directional interconnection efficiency is 32.4% for the best case in our numerical analysis.

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J. Tian, S. Yu, W. Yan, M. Qiu, "Broadband high-efficiency surface-plasmon-polariton coupler with silicon-metal interface," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 013504-1-013504-3 (2009).

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2008 (2)

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, Z. Wang, S. Fan, "One-way electromagnetic waveguide formed at the interface between a plasmonic metal under static magnetic field and a photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 023902-1-023902-4 (2008).

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2007 (2)

S. Kim, H. Kim, Y. Lim, B. Lee, "Off axis directional beaming of optical field diffracted by a single subwavelength metal slit with asymmetric dielectric structure surface gratings," Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, (2007) art. 051113.

I.-M. Lee, J. Jung, J. Park, H. Kim, B. Lee, "Dispersion characteristics of channel plasmon polariton waveguides with step-trench-type grooves," Opt. Exp. 15, 16596-16603 (2007).

2006 (1)

S. A. Maier, "Plasmonics: The promise of highly integrated optical devices," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 12, 1671-1677 (2006).

2004 (1)

T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, "Surface plasmon polariton based modulators and switches operating at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5833-5835 (2004).

2003 (1)

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, T. W. Ebbesen, "Surface plasmon subwavelength optics," Nature 424, 824-830 (2003).

2002 (1)

1997 (1)

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1982 (1)

P. Sheng, R. S. Stepleman, P. N. Sanda, "Exact eigenfunctions for square-wave gratings: Application to diffraction and surface-plasmon calculations," Phys. Rev. B 26, 2907-2916 (1982).

1972 (1)

P. B. Johnson, R. W. Christy, "Optical constants of the noble metals," Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370-4379 (1972).

Appl, Surf. Sci. (1)

L. M. Terman, "The impact of device scaling limits," Appl, Surf. Sci. 117, 1-10 (1997).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

J. Tian, S. Yu, W. Yan, M. Qiu, "Broadband high-efficiency surface-plasmon-polariton coupler with silicon-metal interface," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 013504-1-013504-3 (2009).

T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, "Surface plasmon polariton based modulators and switches operating at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5833-5835 (2004).

S. Kim, H. Kim, Y. Lim, B. Lee, "Off axis directional beaming of optical field diffracted by a single subwavelength metal slit with asymmetric dielectric structure surface gratings," Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, (2007) art. 051113.

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

S. A. Maier, "Plasmonics: The promise of highly integrated optical devices," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 12, 1671-1677 (2006).

Nature (1)

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux, T. W. Ebbesen, "Surface plasmon subwavelength optics," Nature 424, 824-830 (2003).

Opt. Exp. (3)

M. Kang, J. Park, I.-M. Lee, B. Lee, "Floating dielectric slab optical interconnection between metal–dielectric interface surface plasmon polariton waveguides," Opt. Exp. 17, 676-687 (2009).

I.-M. Lee, J. Jung, J. Park, H. Kim, B. Lee, "Dispersion characteristics of channel plasmon polariton waveguides with step-trench-type grooves," Opt. Exp. 15, 16596-16603 (2007).

J. T. Kim, J. J. Ju, S. Park, M. Kim, S. K. Park, M. Lee, "Chip-to-chip optical interconnect using gold long-range surface plasmon polariton waveguides," Opt. Exp. 16, 13133-13138 (2008).

Phys. Rev. A (1)

J. Park, K.-Y. Kim, B. Lee, "Complete tunneling of light through a composite barrier consisting of multiple layers," Phys. Rev. A 79, 023820-1-023820-10 (2009).

Phys. Rev. B (2)

P. Sheng, R. S. Stepleman, P. N. Sanda, "Exact eigenfunctions for square-wave gratings: Application to diffraction and surface-plasmon calculations," Phys. Rev. B 26, 2907-2916 (1982).

P. B. Johnson, R. W. Christy, "Optical constants of the noble metals," Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370-4379 (1972).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

Z. Yu, G. Veronis, Z. Wang, S. Fan, "One-way electromagnetic waveguide formed at the interface between a plasmonic metal under static magnetic field and a photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 023902-1-023902-4 (2008).

Other (3)

J.-H. Han, H. Kim, I. M. Lee, B. Lee, "2-D surface plasmon wire-to-wire free-space interconnection structure design," 5th Workshop Fibers Opt. Passive Compon. (WFOPC) TaipeiTaiwan (2007) Paper THP-11.

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