Metal/insulator/metal (MIM) plasmonic waveguide containing a smectic a liquid crystal (SALC) layer

B. I. Lembrikov, D. Ianetz, Y. Ben-Ezra

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Abstract

Different types of plasmonic waveguides have been recently proposed such as metal nanoparticle chains, metal films, metal/insulator/ metal (MIM) slabs, metal strips, etc. We have shown recently that the nonlinear optical phenomena are strongly pronounced at the interface of a metal and a smectic A liquid crystal (SALC) due to the nonlinear surface plasmon polariton (SPP) mixing in SALC with a large Kerr nonlinearity. In this paper, we investigated theoretically a MIM waveguide containing a SALC layer. We evaluated the modes of such a MIM waveguide and the nonlinear polarization caused by the smectic layer displacement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2017 - 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538608586
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017 - Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
ISSN (Electronic)2162-7339

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityGirona, Catalonia
Period2/07/176/07/17

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Keywords

  • plasmonic waveguide
  • smectic A liquid crystal (SALC)
  • surface plasmon polariton (SPP)

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