|Title||Simulation of complex plasmonic circuits including bends|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Dellagiacoma, Claudio, Lasser Theo, Martin Olivier J. F., Degiron Aloyse, Mock J. J., and Smith D. R.|
|Journal Title||Optics Express|
|Short Title||Opt. Express|
Using a finite-element, full-wave modeling approach, we present a flexible method of analyzing and simulating dielectric and plasmonic waveguide structures as well as their mode coupling. This method is applied to an integrated plasmonic circuit where a straight dielectric waveguide couples through a straight hybrid long-range plasmon waveguide to a uniformly bent hybrid one. The hybrid waveguide comprises a thin metal core embedded in a two–dimensional dielectric waveguide. The performance of such plasmonic circuits in terms of insertion losses is discussed.