Gap plasmon polariton structure for very efficient microscale-to-nanoscale interfacing

Pavel Ginzburg*, David Arbel, Meir Orenstein

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The seamless transition between microscale photonics and nanoscale plasmonics requires overpassing different waveguiding mechanisms and a few orders of magnitude in the lateral dimension. Exploiting gap plasmon-polariton waves both at the microscale and nanoscale with an ultrashort (few micrometers) non-adiabatic tapered gap plasmon waveguide, we show theoretically that very high-power transfer efficiency (∼70%) is achieved. The same mechanism may be used to harvest impinging light waves and direct them into a nanhole or slit to exhibit an anomalous transmission without the conventional periodic structures. The interplay of plasmonic and oscillating modes is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3288-3290
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


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