On-chip superfocusing of surface plasmon using metal-coat tapered optical fiber pairs with nano-gap structures

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Abstract

Surface plasmons are coupling waves of electron and electromagnetic field at interfaces of metal and dielectrics or metallic nanostructures and localize at the boundary with nanoscale distribution. So, by using surface plasmons, one can construct integrated optical systems to overcome the diffraction limit of light. Recently, a special electromagnetic mode, called superfocusing modes, is important in this research area, owing to high field concentration effect due to increasing of wavenumber of surface plasmons. Metal-coat tapered optical fibers are commonly used for the probes of near-field microscopy and are suitable for fabrication of these superfocusing devices. Furthermore, when these probes are arranged face to face with nano-scale gap, the electric fields in nano-gap also can be enhanced. In this presentation, we show the fabrication processes and numerical analysis of these metal cone structures consist of tapered optical fiber pairs on chip.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures III
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventPhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures III - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 3 2013Feb 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8632
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/3/132/7/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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