Accession Number:

ADA610324

Title:

Integrated Plasmon-Optic Circuits for Nanometric Sources and Sensors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2009

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE CENTER FOR HIGH TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Objective 1 To use metal-insulator-metal MIM tunnel junctions TJs as surface plasmon polariton SPP generators and detectors that are integrable into efficient plasmonic circuits of sub-micron dimensions To demonstrate many of the key building blocks that will facilitate the construction of micron-sized integrated plasmonic circuits. Methodology for Objective 1 Design demonstrate nanostructured MIM tunnel junctions as efficient SPP generators SPGs and light emitters with 5 electrical-to-SPP power conversion efficiency and 1 electrical-to-optical power conversion efficiency Design demonstrate low-loss 10 dBmm SPP waveguides SPWs that are compatible for excitation by TJs see schematic figure below Demonstrate high 10 coupling efficiencies from optimized tunnel junctions TJs into optimized SPWs Build a simple plasmonic circuit with at least one internal Y-branch

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE