A highly selective plasmonic demultiplexer based on a plasmonic slot waveguide platform is proposed. The structure is optimized as an add drop multiplexer/demultiplexer. The optimal design is targeting minimum FWHM. The device is optimal quad multiplexer/demultiplexer has FWHM of 9.8 nm for each channel with a high output transmission near the 1550 nm. The proposed structure is simple, can be easily fabricated. Extended optimization was performed that enabled the multiplexed signal to have FWHM of 8.16 nm with peak power of 30 % near the 1300 nm. The structure can be utilized for double channel multiplexing applications and more by doing the needed optimization for such high scalability.
The importance of wavelength division demultiplexers (WDM) reside in its aggressive use in many areas of industry which are based on signal processing, especially in the fields of telecommunications, optical computing, integrated photonics circuits and sensing applications. Plasmonic wavelength division demultiplexers are essential component for on chip nanoscale plasmonic systems. In this work, we present nanoscale plasmonic wavelength-selective demultiplexer based on feedback resonator. The devices are based on a thin layer of silver with waveguides etched onto it having small foorprint. These devices can be easily tuned to any specific wavelength in the IR range.
We propose a novel sensing system using the plasmonic resonator for detecting a minor changes of the refractive index. The detection performance of our device has been numerically evaluated by (FDTD) finitedifference time-domain simulations. Our design can be easily fabricated using the focus ion beam milling technique. It leads to a highly compact sensor in terms with high sensitivity and high detection limit.
An integrated plasmonic resonator was proposed and analyzed. The detection performance of our device has been numerically verified by finite-difference time-domain simulations. The spectral sensitivity obtained was found to be 700 nm/RIU, where RIU is the refractive index unit. Our proposed sensor was found to have a detection limit in the order of 10−6 RIU. The plasmonic sensor could be fabricated using focus ion beam milling. Our design leads to an ultra-compact sensor suitable for on-chip sensing applications associated with a high sensitivity. For biosensing, the proposed sensor could have the ability for a specific capture of biomolecules at the sensor surface that enables for quantification of the biomolecules.