Design and analysis of metal/multi-insulator/metal waveguide plasmonic Bragg grating

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Abstract

A metal/multi-insulator/metal waveguide plasmonic Bragg grating with a large dynamic range of index modulation is investigated analytically and numerically. Theoretical formalism of the dispersion relation for the present and general one-dimensional gratings is developed for TM waves in the vicinity of each stop band. Wide-band and narrow-band designs with their respective FWHM bandwidths of 173.4 mn and < 3.4 mn in the 1550 nm band using a grating length of < 16.0 μm are numerically demonstrated. Time-average power vortexes near the silica-silicon interfaces are revealed in the stop band and are attributed to the contra-flow interaction and simultaneous satisfactions of the Bragg condition for the incident and backward-diffracted waves. An enhanced forward-propagating power is thus shown to occur over certain sections within one period due to the power coupling from the backward-diffracted waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13258-13270
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jun 2010

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