Plasmonic V-groove waveguides with Bragg grating filters via nanoimprint lithography

Cameron L.C. Smith*, Boris Desiatov, Ilya Goykmann, Irene Fernandez-Cuesta, Uriel Levy, Anders Kristensen

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We demonstrate spectral filtering with state-of-the-art Bragg gratings in plasmonic V-groove waveguides fabricated by wafer scale processing based on nanoimprint lithography. Transmission spectra of the devices having 16 grating periods exhibit spectral rejection of the channel plasmon polaritons with 8.2 dB extinction ratio and -3 dB bandwidth of δλ = 39.9 nm near telecommunications wavelengths. Near-field scanning optical microscopy measurements verify spectral reflection from the grating structures, and the oscillations of propagating modes along grating-less Vgrooves correspond well with effective refractive index values calculated by finite element simulations in COMSOL. The results represent advancement towards the implementation of plasmonic V-grooves with greater functional complexity and mass-production compatibility.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)5696-5706
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number5
StatePublished - 27 Feb 2012


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