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Plasmonic circuits for nanophotonic devices
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Paper Abstract

To realize the optical devices required by future systems, we have proposed nanometer-scale photonic integrated circuits (i.e., nanophotonic ICs). These devices consist of nanometer-scale dots, and an optical near field is used as the signal carrier. Since an optical near field is free from the diffraction of light due to its size-dependent localization and resonance features, nanophotonics enables the fabrication, operation, and integration of nanometric devices. To drive a nanophotonic device with an external conventional diffraction-limited photonic device, a far/near-field conversion device is required. Here, we review the use of a nanometer-scale waveguide as such a conversion device for nanophotonic ICs. Furthermore, the fabrication of a nanophotonic device using an optical near-field is introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6323, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and their Optical Properties IV, 63230O (30 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680108
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Takashi Yatsui, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
Makoto Naruse, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Motoichi Ohtsu, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6323:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and their Optical Properties IV
Mark I. Stockman, Editor(s)

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