1 May 2006 Design and fabrication of multilayer metal-clad dielectric surface plasmon waveguide polarizers
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Planar multilayer optical waveguides consisting of thin dielectric films with metal cladding have been investigated as TM-mode absorption polarizers. Two types of structure are analyzed. In the first one, the guided-mode losses were calculated as a function of the thicknesses of the buffer layer and the metal. Another polarizer, utilizing a MgF2/metal/MgF2 overlayer, is discussed. It is observed that in this configuration TM absorption losses are enhanced and thus we get a better extinction ratio. The polarizer has also been fabricated and characterized on ion exchange optical planar waveguides with a MgF2/Ag/MgF2 overlayer.
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Dharmendra Kumar, Dharmendra Kumar, V. K. Sharma, V. K. Sharma, Kailash Narayan Tripathi, Kailash Narayan Tripathi, } "Design and fabrication of multilayer metal-clad dielectric surface plasmon waveguide polarizers," Optical Engineering 45(5), 054601 (1 May 2006). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2203365 . Submission:
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