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A two-dimensional symmetric hybrid plasmonic waveguide that integrates two high-refractive-index dielectric slabs with a finite-width insulator-metal-insulator (IMI) structure is proposed, and the characteristics of its long-range propagation mode are numerically analyzed at 1550 nm wavelength. In contrast to the previously studied structures, the gap(More)
We report the realization of low-loss optical waveguiding at telecommunication wavelength by exploiting the hybridization of photonic modes guided by coupled all-dielectric nanowires and plasmon waves at planar metal-dielectric interfaces. The characteristics of the hybrid plasmon polaritons, which are yielded by the coupling between two types of guided(More)
A hybrid plasmonic structure comprising a silicon slot waveguide separated from an inverse metal ridge by a thin low-index insulator gap is proposed and investigated. Owing to its symmetric hybrid configuration containing closely spaced silicon rails near the metal ridge, the fundamental symmetric hybrid slot mode supported by the structure is demonstrated(More)
A novel hybrid plasmonic waveguide consisting of a high-index dielectric nanowire placed above a triangular metal wedge substrate is proposed and analyzed theoretically. The strong coupling between the wedge plasmon polariton and the dielectric nanowire mode results in both the ultra-tight confinement and low propagation loss. Compared to the previous(More)
The simultaneous realization of nanoscale field localization and low transmission loss remains one of the major challenges in nanophotonics. Metal nanowire waveguides can fulfill this goal to a certain extent by confining light within subwavelength space, yet their optical performances are still restricted by the tradeoff between confinement and loss, which(More)
The optical characteristics of a metal-coated dielectric wedge structure are investigated at a wavelength of 1550 nm. The effects of the metal/gap layers' thicknesses, as well as the dimension of the dielectric wedge on the guided modes' properties, are systematically analyzed. It is revealed that the characteristics of the fundamental quasi-TE and quasi-TM(More)
A novel dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton (DLSPP) waveguide with an air nanohole within a high-index dielectric ridge is proposed and analyzed. It is demonstrated by simulations that the introduced air nanohole could strongly modify the modal behavior, and it could alleviate the transmission loss caused by the high-index ridge with rather small(More)
Goos-Hanchen effect is experimentally studied when the Bloch surface wave is excited in the forbidden band of a one-dimensional photonic band-gap structure. By tuning the refractive index of the cladding covering the truncated photonic crystal structure, either a guided or a surface mode can be excited. In the latter case, strong enhancement of the(More)
We report the observation of strongly confined plasmon modes in hybridized metal-dielectric slot waveguides, which consist of semiconductor-insulator-semiconductor nanostructures embedded inside the low-index gaps of conventional hybrid plasmonic configurations. Owing to the combined effects induced by the high-refractive-index-contrast dielectric slot and(More)
Giant Goos-Hänchen (GH) shifts are experimentally demonstrated from a prism-coupled multilayer structure incorporating a one-dimensional photonic crystal (PC) through a bandgap-enhanced total internal reflection scheme. By combining the large phase changes near the bandgap of the PC and the low reflection loss of the total internal reflection, 2 orders of(More)