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Modeling optical wave guiding in metal-coated silica nanowires
Author(s): Jingyi Lou; Limin Tong; Zhizhen Ye
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Paper Abstract

Based on the exact solution of Maxwell’s equations and numerical calculations, we have investigated the basic theoretical properties of metal-coated silica nanowires. Modal profile, field and power distributions, and conditions for surface plasmon excitation are studied. It shows that a thin layer of metal coat can influence the distribution of the electromagnetic field and enhance confinement ability of light power inside silica core due to its negative dielectric function, which may be favorable for reducing the size of wire waveguide for microphotonic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5635, Nanophotonics, Nanostructure, and Nanometrology, (9 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.575566
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Jingyi Lou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Limin Tong, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Harvard Univ. (United States)
Zhizhen Ye, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5635:
Nanophotonics, Nanostructure, and Nanometrology
Xing Zhu; Stephen Y. Chou; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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