By Topic

Numerical Investigation of a Bidirectional Wave Coupler Based on Plasmonic Bragg Gratings in the Near Infrared Domain

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Zhan Fu ; Comput. Eng. Dept., Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA ; Qiaoqiang Gan ; Kailu Gao ; Zhongqi Pan
more authors

In this paper, we present a theoretical discussion of the design of bidirectional wave couplers based on plasmonic Bragg gratings in the near infrared domain. A key feature in the design of the plasmonic Bragg gratings is the dependence of the effective refractive index on the thickness of the dielectric layer. These gratings, which function as band rejection filters, enable directional coupling of different SPP modes. By placing two gratings with different band gaps on opposite sides of a subwavelength metallic slit, a bidirectional plasmonic surface wave coupler can be realized. Two-dimensional (2-D) FDTD simulations were performed to elucidate the properties of the device, and were found to agree well with the theoretical predictions. Finally, the wave confinement properties of the plasmonic Bragg gratings are studied further by introducing the equivalent 1-D photonic crystal band structures.

Published in:

Journal of Lightwave Technology  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 22 )