Efficient waveguide-to-plasmon coupling and adiabatic nanofocusing for HAMR applications

@article{Flanigan2017EfficientWC,
  title={Efficient waveguide-to-plasmon coupling and adiabatic nanofocusing for HAMR applications},
  author={Patrick W. Flanigan and Chuan Jie Zhong and Brian Jennings and Gwenael Atcheson and Frank Bello and David M McCloskey and John F. Donegan},
  journal={2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-1}
}
We present several specific and actionable steps to improve the quality of HAMR devices. Recommendations include using a cladding layer to improve coupling efficiency and designing the near-field transducer to achieve adiabatic (low loss) nanofocusing.