Analysis of silica-filled slot waveguides based on hyperbolic metamaterials

Mironov, E. G., Liu, L., Hattori, H. T. and De La Rue, R. M. (2014) Analysis of silica-filled slot waveguides based on hyperbolic metamaterials. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 31(8), pp. 1822-1828. (doi:10.1364/JOSAB.31.001822)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.31.001822

Abstract

We have theoretically studied the optical properties of a filled slot metamaterial waveguide with lateral slab regions consisting of alternating silver–silica multilayers. It is shown that this geometry improves the subwavelength confinement of guided light and that the particular metal–dielectric ratio of 15 nm/10 nm results in substantially enhanced transmission, as compared with metal–dielectric–metal slot waveguides having similar dimensions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:De La Rue, Professor Richard
Authors: Mironov, E. G., Liu, L., Hattori, H. T., and De La Rue, R. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:0740-3224
ISSN (Online):1520-8540

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