DOI

Hyperbolic Meta-Materials (HMMs) are anisotropic materials with permittivity tensor that has both positive and negative eigenvalues. Here we report that by using a type II HMM as cladding material, a waveguide which only supports higher order modes can be achieved, while the lower order modes become leaky and are absorbed in the HMM cladding. This counter-intuitive property can lead to novel application in optical communication and photonic integrated circuit. The loss in our HMM-Insulator-HMM (HIH) waveguide is smaller than that of similar guided mode in a Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures VII
EditorsA. Scherer, S.-Y. Lin, A. Adibi
PublisherSPIE
Volume10112
ISBN (Electronic)978-151060665-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventPhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures VII - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 30 Jan 20172 Feb 2017

Conference

ConferencePhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period30/01/172/02/17

    Research areas

  • Hyperbolic, Meta-Materials, Mode Multiplexing, Plasmonic, Waveguide

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