L. Tang, S. Latif, and D. A. B. Miller, “Plasmonic device in silicon CMOS,” Electronics Lett. 45, 706 – 708 (2009)
We review some of the recent advances in the development of subwavelength plasmonic devices for manipulating light at the nanoscale, drawing examples frolic our own work in metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) plasmonic waveguide devices. We introduce bends, splitters, and mode converters for MDM waveguides with no additional loss. We also demonstrate that optical gain provides a mechanism for on/off switching in MDM plasmonic waveguides. Highly efficient compact couplers between dielectric waveguides and MDM waveguides are also introduced.
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