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7 March 2014 Multilevel light bending in nanoplasmonics
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Proceedings Volume 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI; 89820K (2014)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Nanoplasmonic optical interconnects is proposed to mitigate challenges facing electronics integration. It provides fast and miniaturized data channel that overcome the diffraction limit. We present a three dimensional plasmonic coupler that vertically bends the light to multilevel circuit configurations. It exploits light guiding in nanoscale plasmonic slot waveguides (PSWs). A triangularly-shaped plasmonic slot waveguide rotator is introduced to attain such coupling with good efficiency over a wide bandwidth. Using this approach, light propagating in a horizontal direction is easily converted and coupled to propagate in the vertical direction and vice versa. The proposed configuration is further extended to the design of a multilayer power divider/combiner with ultra-compact footprint that guides the light to multiple channels. A detailed study of the triangular rotator is demonstrated with the analysis of multiple configurations. This structure is suitable for efficient coupling and splitting in multilevel nano circuit environment.
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Mohamed H. El Sherif, Osman S. Ahmed, Mohamed H. Bakr, and Mohamed A. Swillam "Multilevel light bending in nanoplasmonics", Proc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 89820K (7 March 2014);

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