Abstract

The bending performance of standard nanoplasmonic slot waveguides is substantially improved by reducing the leakage loss and reflection in a systematic way. The out-of-plane power leakage is suppressed by using square metallic patches above and below the bend. The in-plane power leakage is reduced by elimination of the asymmetry between the electrical length of the inner and outer corners of the bend. The unwanted reflection is decreased by changing the shape of the outer corner of the bend. The partial reflections caused by the indentations of the modified shape destructively interfere with each other and thereby decrease the unwanted back reflection.

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