Extremely short-length surface plasmon resonance devices

Maxim L. Nesterov, Alexandre V. Kats, Sergei K. Turitsyn

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The impact of the system design on the control of coupling between planar waveguide modes and surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) is analyzed. We examine how the efficiency of the coupling can be enhanced by an appropriate dimensioning of a multi-layer device structure without using additional gratings. We demonstrate that by proper design the length of the device can be dramatically reduced through fabrication a surface plasmon resonance sensor based on the SPP-photon transformation rather then on SPP dissipation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20227-20240
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2008

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