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ATR excitation of two-dimensional optical waves in planar and tapered negative dielectric waveguides
Author(s): Noriyuki Miyoshi; Junichi Takahara; Tetsuro Kobayashi; Fuminori Kusunoki
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Paper Abstract

Coupled modes of surface plasmon polariton in two metal/dielectric interfaces are studied experimentally by using attenuated total reflection (ATR) method. Metal/dielectric interfaces are fabricated as metal gap waveguides on a high refractive index prism. ATR spectra are analyzed by mode analysis for the metal gap waveguide. A tapered metal gap waveguide is proposed as an effcient coupler from optical fibers to nano-optical circuits. FDTD simulations show adiabatic conversion of wavenumber of coupled surface plasmon polariton.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6050, Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Devices and Components, 60500T (6 December 2005);
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Noriyuki Miyoshi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Junichi Takahara, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Tetsuro Kobayashi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Fuminori Kusunoki, Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture (Japan)

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

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