Optical and thermal analysis of the light-heat conversion process employing an antenna-based hybrid plasmonic waveguide for HAMR.

@article{Abada2018OpticalAT,
  title={Optical and thermal analysis of the light-heat conversion process employing an antenna-based hybrid plasmonic waveguide for HAMR.},
  author={Nicol{\'a}s Abad{\'i}a and Frank Bello and Chuan Zhong and Patrick W. Flanigan and David McCloskey and Christopher B. Wolf and Alexander Krichevsky and Dan Wolf and Fenghua Zong and Alireza Samani and David V. Plant and John F. Donegan},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2018},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          1752-1765
        }
}
We investigate a tapered, hybrid plasmonic waveguide which has previously been proposed as an optically efficient near-field transducer (NFT), or component thereof, in several devices which aim to exploit nanofocused light. We numerically analyze how light is transported through the waveguide and ultimately focused via effective-mode coupling and taper optimization. Crucial dimensional parameters in this optimization process are identified that are not only necessary to achieve maximum optical… 

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