Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors

Hybrid mode tunability in metamaterial nanowaveguides

[+] Author Affiliations
Maryam Beig-Mohammadi, Reza Kheradmand

University of Tabriz, Photonics Group, Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy, Tabriz, Iran

Nafiseh Sang-Nourpour

University of Tabriz, Photonics Group, Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy, Tabriz, Iran

University of Calgary, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Aras International Campus of University of Tabriz, Photonics Group, Iran

Barry C. Sanders

University of Calgary, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Hefei, Anhui, China

University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Branch, CAS Center for Excellence and Synergetic Innovation Center in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, Shanghai, China

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Program in Quantum Information Science, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Benjamin R. Lavoie

University of Calgary, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University of Calgary, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Opt. Eng. 56(2), 027105 (Feb 15, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.2.027105
History: Received October 15, 2016; Accepted January 24, 2017
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Abstract.  We employ the properties of metamaterials to tailor the modes of metamaterial-dielectric waveguides operating at optical frequencies. We survey the effects of three-dimensional isotropic metamaterial structural parameters on the refractive index of metamaterials and on the hybrid modes in slab metamaterial-dielectric waveguides. Hybrid modes refer to hybrid ordinary-surface plasmon polariton modes in the waveguide structures. We investigate how robust metamaterials are to fluctuations in their structural parameters; specifically, we examine the effects of Gaussian errors on the metamaterials electromagnetic behavior. Our survey enables us to determine the allowable fluctuation limits and from this to identify appropriate unit-cell structure for further applications of metamaterials in waveguide technologies.

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Maryam Beig-Mohammadi ; Nafiseh Sang-Nourpour ; Barry C. Sanders ; Benjamin R. Lavoie and Reza Kheradmand
"Hybrid mode tunability in metamaterial nanowaveguides", Opt. Eng. 56(2), 027105 (Feb 15, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.2.027105


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