|Title||Simulations of hybrid long-range plasmon modes with application to 90 degrees bends|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||A.. Degiron, C.. Dellagiacoma, J..G. McIlhargey, G.. Shvets, O.J.F. Martin, D.R. Smith|
We perform rigorous simulations of hybrid long-range modes guided by a central metal core and a two-dimensional dielectric slab. We show that these modes are subject to fewer limitations than conventional long-range plasmon modes in terms of field confinement and guiding performance. These hybrid modes may offer substantial improvements for integrated plasmonic components, as illustrated here by the consideration of 90 degrees bends. (C) 2007 Optical Society of America.