Nanophotonics and negative ε materials
2006 (English)In: Journal of Zhejiang University: Science, ISSN 1009-3095, Vol. 7, no 1, 41-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The feasibility of using metal optics or negative ε materials, with the aim of reducing the transversal extent of waveguided photonic fields to values much less than the vacuum wavelength, in order to achieve significantly higher densities of integration in integrated photonics circuits that is possible today is discussed. Relevant figures of merit are formulated to this end and used to achieve good performance of devices with today's materials and to define required improvements in materials characteristics in terms of decreased scattering rates in the Drude model. The general conclusion is that some metal based circuits are feasible with today's metals. Frequency selective metal devices will have Q values on the order of only 10-100, and significant improvements of scattering rates or lowering of the imaginary part of ε have to be achieved to implement narrowband devices. A photonic Moore's law of integration densities is proposed and exemplified.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 7, no 1, 41-44 p.
Integrated optics circuit, Microwave circuit, Optical surface wave, Optical waveguide, Waveguide, Microwave circuits, Optical waveguides, Scattering, Surface waves, Drude model, Integration densities, Metal optics, Moore law, Nanophotonics, Photonic fields, Integrated optics
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156369DOI: 10.1631/jzus.2006.A0041ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33645638182OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-156369DiVA: diva2:766434
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