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HIGHLY DIRECTIVE HYBRID PLASMONIC LEAKY WAVE OPTICAL NANO-ANTENNA

By L. Yousefi

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Abstract:
A novel traveling-wave hybrid plasmonic optical antenna is proposed for operation at the standard telecommunication wavelength of 1550 nm and with the frequency bandwidth of more than 16 THz. A highly directive radiation pattern with 15.2 dBi directivity and 82% efficiency is achieved. The developed antenna benefits from high directivity advantage of leaky-wave antennas, and low loss properties and confinement of hybrid plasmonic structures. The designed device can have applications in inter/intera chip optical interconnect, and absorption enhancement of photodetectors, and solar cells.

Citation:
L. Yousefi, "Highly Directive Hybrid Plasmonic Leaky Wave Optical Nano-Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 50, 85-90, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERL14110405

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