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Surface plasmon-polariton mode amplification in long range waveguides
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Paper Abstract

We present results of our work aiming towards the amplification of surface plasmon-polariton modes in long-range waveguide structures. Such structures are formed by a thin gold stripe sitting on a silicon dioxide substrate. The active medium consists of organic-dye molecules with emission wavelengths in the near infra-red region, dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide and ethylene glycol. The active solution is index matched to the substrate and serves as upper cladding, forming a symmetric waveguide structure. The large gain coefficients that can be obtained with organic dyes together with the low attenuation coefficients offered by symmetric long-range surface plasmo-polariton waveguides make these structures good candidates to achieve net amplification in the near infra-red region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6896, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII, 68960K (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761023
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Israel De Leon, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6896:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XII
Christoph M. Greiner; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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