Plasmonic waveguides cladded by hyperbolic metamaterials

Satoshi Ishii, Mikhail Y. Shalaginov, Viktoriia E. Babicheva, Alexandra Boltasseva, Alexander V. Kildishev

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Abstract

Strongly anisotropic media with hyperbolic dispersion can be used for claddings of plasmonic waveguides (PWs). In order to analyze the fundamental properties of such waveguides, we analytically study 1D waveguides arranged from a hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) in a HMM-Insulator-HMM (HIH) structure. We show that HMM claddings give flexibility in designing the properties of HIH waveguides. Our comparative study on 1D PWs reveals that HIH-type waveguides can have a higher performance than MIM or IMI waveguides.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Volume39
Issue number16
Pages (from-to)4663-4666
ISSN0146-9592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • OPTICS
  • OPTICAL HYPERLENS
  • LENSES
  • RANGE
  • LIGHT
  • POLARITONS
  • GAIN

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Ishii, S., Shalaginov, M. Y., Babicheva, V. E., Boltasseva, A., & Kildishev, A. V. (2014). Plasmonic waveguides cladded by hyperbolic metamaterials. Optics Letters, 39(16), 4663-4666. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004663