Miniaturization of photonic waveguides by the use of left-handed materials
Journal article, 2008

We propose the use of a left-handed material in an optical waveguide structure to reduce its thickness well below the wavelength of light. We demonstrate that a layer of left-handed material, added to the cladding of a planar waveguide rather than to its core, allows for good light confinement in a subwavelength thin waveguide. We attribute the observed behavior to the change in phase evolution of electromagnetic waves in the guide. This technique can be used for the miniaturization of photonic integrated circuits.

waveguide

metamaterials

miniaturization

subwavelength confinement

Author

Philippe Tassin

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Xavier Sahyoun

Irina Veretennicoff

Applied Physics Letters

0003-6951 (ISSN) 1077-3118 (eISSN)

Vol. 92 20 203111-

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics

DOI

10.1063/1.2936299

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10/8/2017