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Subwavelength plasmonic metallic nanopillar based coupler
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Paper Abstract

We theoretically investigate compact plasmonic coupler based on metal nanopillar over silicon on insulator substrate demonstrating routing of light at nanoscale. Proposed geometry demonstrates strong mode confinement, allows sharp bends with low loss and easy integration on chip circuitry. The coupler is optimized for visible regime and can be tuned for specific wavelengths. Plasmonic transverse magnetic (TM) modes are observed and examined using finite difference time domain (FDTD) computations. Coupling length (Lc) and gap width (Wc) for the nanopillar assisted four-port plasmonic coupling structure is optimized to give enhanced efficiency. The structure renders subwavelength light manipulation overcoming conventional photonics with applications in plasmonic circuitry for nanoscale guidance of light in data transmission, integrated chip design etc.

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Date Published: 9 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8457, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties X, 845726 (9 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929910
Show Author Affiliations
Venus Dillu, Delhi Technological Univ. (India)
Shruti Singh, Delhi Technological Univ. (India)
R K Sinha, Delhi Technological Univ. (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8457:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties X
Mark I. Stockman, Editor(s)

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