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Proximity effect of conductors in optical waveguide devices: coupling to plasmon-polariton modes
Author(s): Pierre Berini
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Paper Abstract

The proximity effect of finite-width conductors on the operation of optical waveguide devices has been assessed. It is shown that the proximity effect is caused by the coupling of modes supported by a dielectric waveguide to plasmon- polariton modes supported by the conductor of finite width. The effect is thoroughly described for the first time and its wavelength dependency is determined. The results stress the importance of careful conductor layout in optoelectronic and electro-optic waveguide devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4111, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.422130
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Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4111:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II
R. Jennifer Hwu; Ke Wu, Editor(s)

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