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The field distribution in a finite number of nanostructured metal waveguide arrays
Author(s): Xiaoyan Shi; Wu Yang; Huaizhong Xing; Xiaoshuang Chen
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Paper Abstract

We investigative the field distribution in nanostructured metal waveguide arrays. Firstly, we analyze a simple discrete system containing two adjacent metallic waveguides (N=2). The propagation constants β1 and β2 can be calculated by a rigorous field analysis approach. According to the supermode theory of conventional dielectric waveguide arrays, we can also obtain the expressions of propagation constants. So we can obtain the coupling constant and the perturbation constant of the expressions in the supermode theory. Next, we consider a system that contains five adjacent metal waveguides (N=5). The propagation constants and the wavefunctions of the supermodes can be obtained according to the coupling constant, the perturbation constant, and the supermode theory. The incident light is located at the input of the 4st waveguide. The initial excited field can be expressed as a sum of supermodes. The total field is formed by the superposition of supermodes. The variation of field amplitude with propagation distance is obtained and can predict the precise positions of the field distribution. To demonstrate the analytical results, we numerically simulate the field distribution in the waveguides (N=5) constructed with silver by the finite-difference time-domain method. The numerical simulation results show a good agreement with theoretical expectations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9522, Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics 2014, Part II, 952227 (13 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2180521
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Xiaoyan Shi, Donghua Univ. (China)
Information Engineering Univ. of People's Liberation Army (China)
Wu Yang, Henan Univ. of Technology (China)
Huaizhong Xing, Donghua Univ. (China)
Xiaoshuang Chen, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9522:
Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics 2014, Part II
Xiangwan Du; Jennifer Liu; Dianyuan Fan; Jialing Le; Yueguang Lv; Jianquan Yao; Weimin Bao; Lijun Wang, Editor(s)

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