Abstract

A low-loss Bragg grating structure based on insulator-metal-insulator surface plasmonic waveguide is investigated theoretically. Performance of the gratings is simulated by rigorous numerical methods and interesting features, such as low scattering and absorption losses and more symmetrical reflection spectra, etc., are demonstrated against key design parameters.

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J. Mu, W. Huang, "Simulation of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) Bragg gratings by complex mode matching method," Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, OSA Tech. Dig. (2007).

2006

T. Sondergaard, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, A. Boltasseva, "Theoretical analysis of ridge gratings for long-range surface plasmon polaritons," Phys. Rev. B 73 (2006).

L. Chen, J. Shakya, M. Lipson, "Subwavelength confinement in an integrated metal slot waveguide on silicon," Opt. Lett. 31 2133-2135 (2006).

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A. Hosseini, Y. Massoud, "A low-loss metal-insulator-metal plasmonic bragg reflector," Opt. Exp. 14 11318-11323 (2006).

2005

K. G. Lee, Q. H. Park, "Coupling of surface plasmon polaritons and light in metallic nanoslits," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005).

S. Jette-Charbonneau, R. Charbonneau, N. Lahoud, G. A. Mattiussi, P. Berini, "Bragg gratings based on long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguides: Comparison of theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 1480-1491 (2005).

A. Boltasseva, T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson, K. Kjaer, M. S. Larsen, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, "Integrated optical components utilizing long-range surface plasmon polaritons," J. Lightw. Technol. 413-422 (2005).

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V. M. Fitio, Y. V. Bobitski, "High transmission of system dielectric grating-thin metal film-dielectric grating," Laser Fiber-Opt. Netw. Model. 163-166 (2005).

2004

R. Zia, M. D. Selker, P. B. Catrysse, M. L. Brongersma, "Geometries and materials for subwavelength surface plasmon modes," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A 2442-2446 (2004).

2003

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

S. A. Darmanyan, A. V. Zayats, "Light tunneling via resonant surface plasmon polariton states and the enhanced transmission of periodically nanostructured metal films: An analytical study," Phys. Rev. B 67 (2003).

J. M. Steele, C. E. Moran, A. Lee, C. M. Aguirre, N. J. Halas, "Metallodielectric gratings with subwavelength slots: Optical properties," Phys. Rev. B 68 (2003).

2002

M. Kretschmann, A. A. Maradudin, "Band structures of two-dimensional surface-plasmon polaritonic crystals," Phys. Rev. B 66 (2002).

IEEE J. Quant. Electron.

S. Jette-Charbonneau, R. Charbonneau, N. Lahoud, G. A. Mattiussi, P. Berini, "Bragg gratings based on long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguides: Comparison of theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 1480-1491 (2005).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. 12

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

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

Z. H. Han, E. Forsberg, S. L. He, "Surface plasmon Bragg gratings formed in metal-insulator-metal waveguides," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 91-93 (2007).

Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, OSA Tech. Dig.

J. Mu, W. Huang, "Simulation of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) Bragg gratings by complex mode matching method," Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, OSA Tech. Dig. (2007).

Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, OSA Tech. Dig.

J. Yamauchi, T. Yamazaki, K. Sumida, H. Nakano, "TE/TM wave splitters using surface plasmon polaritons," Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, OSA Tech. Dig. (2007).

J. Lightw. Technol.

A. Boltasseva, T. Nikolajsen, K. Leosson, K. Kjaer, M. S. Larsen, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, "Integrated optical components utilizing long-range surface plasmon polaritons," J. Lightw. Technol. 413-422 (2005).

K. Jiang, W. P. Huang, "Finite-difference-based mode-matching method for 3-D waveguide structures under semivectorial approximation," J. Lightw. Technol. 4239-4248 (2005).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A

R. Zia, M. D. Selker, P. B. Catrysse, M. L. Brongersma, "Geometries and materials for subwavelength surface plasmon modes," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A 2442-2446 (2004).

Laser Fiber-Opt. Netw. Model.

V. M. Fitio, Y. V. Bobitski, "High transmission of system dielectric grating-thin metal film-dielectric grating," Laser Fiber-Opt. Netw. Model. 163-166 (2005).

Nat. Phys. 2

G. Gay, O. Alloschery, B. V. DeLesegno, C. O'Dwyer, J. Weiner, H. J. Lezec, "The optical response of nanostructured surfaces and the composite diffracted evanescent wave model," Nat. Phys. 2 262-267 (2006).

Nature 424

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

Opt. Exp. 14

A. Hosseini, Y. Massoud, "A low-loss metal-insulator-metal plasmonic bragg reflector," Opt. Exp. 14 11318-11323 (2006).

Opt. Lett. 31

L. Chen, J. Shakya, M. Lipson, "Subwavelength confinement in an integrated metal slot waveguide on silicon," Opt. Lett. 31 2133-2135 (2006).

Phys. Rev. B 68

J. M. Steele, C. E. Moran, A. Lee, C. M. Aguirre, N. J. Halas, "Metallodielectric gratings with subwavelength slots: Optical properties," Phys. Rev. B 68 (2003).

Phys. Rev. B 66

M. Kretschmann, A. A. Maradudin, "Band structures of two-dimensional surface-plasmon polaritonic crystals," Phys. Rev. B 66 (2002).

Phys. Rev. B 67

S. A. Darmanyan, A. V. Zayats, "Light tunneling via resonant surface plasmon polariton states and the enhanced transmission of periodically nanostructured metal films: An analytical study," Phys. Rev. B 67 (2003).

Phys. Rev. B 73

T. Sondergaard, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, A. Boltasseva, "Theoretical analysis of ridge gratings for long-range surface plasmon polaritons," Phys. Rev. B 73 (2006).

Phys. Rev. Lett. 95

K. G. Lee, Q. H. Park, "Coupling of surface plasmon polaritons and light in metallic nanoslits," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005).

Science 311

E. Ozbay, "Plasmonics: Merging photonics and electronics at nanoscale dimensions," Science 311 189-193 (2006).

Other

H. Raether, Surface Plasmons (Springer-Verlag, 1988).

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