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Nanoscale photonics using coupled hybrid plasmonic architectures
Author(s): Charles Lin; Yiwen Su; Amr S. Helmy
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Paper Abstract

Plasmonic waveguides, which support surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) propagating along metal-dielectric interfaces, offer strong field confinement and are ideal for the design of integrated nano-scale photonic devices. However, due to free-carrier absorption in the metal, the enhanced mode confinement inevitably entails an increase in the waveguide loss. This lowers the device figure-of-merit achievable with passive plasmonic components and in turn hinders the performance of active plasmonic components such as optical modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9884, Nanophotonics VI, 98840C (18 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227423
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Charles Lin, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Yiwen Su, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Amr S. Helmy, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9884:
Nanophotonics VI
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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