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Long-range surface plasmon waveguides and devices in lithium niobate: preliminary results
Author(s): Pierre Berini; Greg Mattiussi; Nancy Lahoud; Robert Charbonneau
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Paper Abstract

Plasmonic structures in lithium niobate are discussed, particularly long-range (low-loss) straight and curved metal stripe waveguides and electro-optic sections. Long-range waveguides are constructed as a thin narrow metal stripe embedded in a homogeneous optically infinite lithium niobate background. Structures are fabricated using trenching, direct wafer bonding and polishing, resulting in metal stripes and features bounded by lithium niobate lower and upper claddings. Theory and fabrication are discussed, and preliminary experimental results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6475, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XI, 64750U (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.702928
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Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Spectalis Corp. (Canada)
Greg Mattiussi, Spectalis Corp. (Canada)
Nancy Lahoud, Spectalis Corp. (Canada)
Robert Charbonneau, Spectalis Corp. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6475:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XI
Yakov Sidorin; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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