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Polaritonics for silicon nanophotonics (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Junichi Takahara; Fuminori Kusunoki; Tetsuro Kobayashi
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Paper Abstract

Negative dielectric planar waveguides is reviewed toward silicon nanophotonics from the point of view of two-dimensional optical waves. Excitation, index-guiding, squeeze of optical beam width, adiabatic mode conversion of two-dimensional optical waves are discussed theoretically. The efficient excitation method of surface plasmon polariton is proposed as an adiabatic coupler from optical fibers. This is a gateway from conventional dielectric waveguides to nanophotonics. Low-dimensional optical waves at exotic interfaces are studied for the interface including non-metallic negative dielectrics, negative permeability materials and left-handed materials. Future perspectives toward polaritonics is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6050, Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Devices and Components, 60500L (5 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.648767
Show Author Affiliations
Junichi Takahara, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Fuminori Kusunoki, Technical Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture (Japan)
Tetsuro Kobayashi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6050:
Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Devices and Components
Yoshitada Katagiri, Editor(s)

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