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Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(4): 046103    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/4/046103

Hybrid plasmon waveguides with metamaterial substrate and dielectric substrate:A contrastive study

Gong Hui, Liu Yu-Min, Yu Zhong-Yuan, Wu Xiu, Yin Hao-Zhi
State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
Abstract  Hybrid plasmon waveguides, respectively, with metamaterial substrate and dielectric substrate are investigated and analyzed contrastively with a numerical finite element method. Basic properties, including propagation length Lp, effective mode area Aeff, and energy distribution, are obtained and compared with waveguide geometric parameters at 1.55 μ. For the waveguide with metamaterial substrate, propagation length Lp increases to several tens of microns and effective mode area Aeff is reduced by more than 3 times. Moreover, the near field region is expanded, leading to potential applications in nanophotonics. Therefore, it could be very helpful for improving the integration density in optical chips and developing functional components on a nanometer scale for all optical integrated circuits.
Keywords:  hybrid plasmon waveguide      metamaterial      propagation length      effective mode area  
Received:  16 June 2013      Revised:  23 August 2013      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  61.46.Km (Structure of nanowires and nanorods (long, free or loosely attached, quantum wires and quantum rods, but not gate-isolated embedded quantum wires))  
  78.67.Pt (Multilayers; superlattices; photonic structures; metamaterials)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 60908028, 60971068, 10979065, and 61275201) and the Program for the New Century Excellent Talents in University, China (Grant No. NCET-10-0261).
Corresponding Authors:  Liu Yu-Min     E-mail:
About author:  61.46.Km; 78.67.Pt

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Gong Hui, Liu Yu-Min, Yu Zhong-Yuan, Wu Xiu, Yin Hao-Zhi Hybrid plasmon waveguides with metamaterial substrate and dielectric substrate:A contrastive study 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 046103

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