Surface plasmon resonance-enhanced light interaction in an integrated ormocomp nanowire

Viphavakit, C., Boonruang, S., Themistos, C., Komodromos, M., Mohammed, W. S & Rahman, B. M. (2016). Surface plasmon resonance-enhanced light interaction in an integrated ormocomp nanowire. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 48(5), doi: 10.1007/s11082-016-0499-9

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Abstract

An integrated ormocomp nanowire coated with gold metal layer is proposed and its optical characteristics with the effect of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) are studied. The integrated rib-like nanowire has a trapezoidal shape with sidewall angles of 75°. It is coated with 50 nm gold layer to introduce the SPR and enhance the evanescent field in the sensing region located at the dielectric/metal interface. The possible field modes, the normalized power confinement, and the SPR peak position of the nanowire are studied over the wavelength and the metal thickness by using the full-vectorial H-field FEM in quasi-TM mode. The attenuation coefficient of the nanowire, the SPR peak wavelength, and the wavelength shift is experimentally extracted for three different cladding materials. The redshift of the supermode coupling between the dielectric mode and the anti-symmetric supermode is observed with the higher cladding-index and larger metal thickness. The improvement of the power confinement in the sensing region with the SPR effect is ten times (10×) better than a previous similar study.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11082-016-0499-9
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymer waveguides; Subwavelength structures; Integrated optics devices; Optical design and fabrication
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/14661

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