Bends and splitters in graphene nanoribbon waveguides

Xiaolong Zhu, Wei Yan, N. Asger Mortensen, Sanshui Xiao

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Abstract

We investigate the performance of bends and splitters in graphene nanoribbon waveguides. Although the graphene waveguides are lossy themselves, we show that bends and splitters do not induce any additional loss provided that the nanoribbon width is sub-wavelength. We use transmission line theory to qualitatively interpret the behavior observed in our simulation. Our results pave a promising way to realize ultra-compact devices operating in the terahertz region.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)3486-3491
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3486. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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Zhu, Xiaolong ; Yan, Wei ; Mortensen, N. Asger ; Xiao, Sanshui . / Bends and splitters in graphene nanoribbon waveguides. In: Optics Express. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 3486-3491.
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Bends and splitters in graphene nanoribbon waveguides. / Zhu, Xiaolong; Yan, Wei; Mortensen, N. Asger; Xiao, Sanshui .

In: Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2013, p. 3486-3491.

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