Planar long-period grating filter based on longrange surface plasmon mode of buried metal stripe waveguide

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8963-8988
Journal / PublicationOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2010

Abstract

We propose a planar long-period grating filter based on coupling between the long-range surface plasmon mode and a cladding mode of a fully buried metal stripe waveguide. Using a 2.5-mm-long corrugation grating produced along the surface of an epoxy-clad aluminum stripe waveguide, we achieve a rejection band with a contrast of ∼18 dB at the wavelength ∼1500 nm, which can be tuned by -25 nm with a temperature change of ∼30°C. The experimental results agree closely with the simulation results. The filter could find applications in surface-plasmon-based integrated-optic circuits and biosensors. ©2010 Optical Society of America.