Metal-loaded graphene surface plasmon waveguides working in the terahertz regime

Binggang Xiao, Kang Qin, Sanshui Xiao, Zhanghua Han

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A metal-loaded graphene surface plasmon waveguide composed of a thin silica layer sandwiched between a graphene layer and a metal stripe is proposed and the waveguiding properties in the THz regime are numerically investigated. The results show that the fundamental mode of the proposed waveguide is tightly confined in the middle silica layer with an acceptable propagation loss. Compared with most other graphene waveguides proposed in the literature, the realization of this waveguide does not need to pattern or deform the graphene layer, thus retaining the superior properties of bulk graphene material. The tight modal confinement and the ease of fabrication suggest the high potential use of this waveguide in high-density THz photonic integration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Communications
Pages (from-to)602–606
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Plasmonics
  • Waveguides
  • Graphene

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