Tailoring channeled plasmon polaritons in metallic V-grooves

Cameron Smith, Anil Haraksingh Thilsted, Rodolphe Marie, Christoph Vannahme, Anders Kristensen

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    Channeled plasmon polaritons (CPPs) are electromagnetic excitations that are bound to and propagate along metallic V-groove waveguides [1]. CPPs offer subwavelength lateral confinement, an ability to turn sharp bends with near-zero loss and are considered to be one of the most suitable forms of propagating plasmons to optimize the trade-off between lateral confinement and loss [2]. Accordingly, the traits of CPPs in metallic V-grooves suggest their widespread implementation, with applications ranging from ultracompact photonic circuitry [3] to lab-on-a-chip sensing. Current CPP research focuses on the optimisation of their properties (e.g. propagation length, confinement) and improving both the quality and cost of fabrication techniques [4]. © 2013 IEEE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2013 Conference on and International Quantum Electronics Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/IQEC)
    Number of pages1
    Publication date2013
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0593-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Series2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, Cleo/europe-iqec 2013


    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Optimization
    • Phonons
    • Photons
    • Plasmons
    • Quantum electronics
    • Solids
    • Electromagnetic excitations
    • Fabrication technique
    • Lateral confinement
    • Photonic circuitry
    • Plasmon-polaritons
    • Propagation lengths
    • Research focus
    • Sub-wavelength
    • Electron optics

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