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Toward plasmonic control of light propagation in an optical fiber
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this study was to control the transmission, dispersion and, eventually, the nonlinearity of an optical fiber by intercepting and manipulating the evanescent field extending from the core to the cladding with a variety of plasmonic and metamaterial nanostructures. The access to evanescent waves is enabled by placing the core close to the flat surface of the cladding in the so-called D-shaped fiber design. In the first phase of the project, reported here, the numerical simulations of D-shaped fibers with deposited metal (Au) have been performed. We, furthermore, demonstrated that the fiber transmission can be controlled by highly concentrated rhodamine 6G molecules deposited onto the fiber’s flat surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10719, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2018, 1071935 (19 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2323926
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Md Omar Faruk, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Shahid Ahmed, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Reggie Drachenberg, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Eyal Feigenbaum, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mikhail A. Noginov, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10719:
Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2018
Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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