Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 9, 092401 (2020)
Plasmonic Luneburg lens and plasmonic nano-coupler
Lei Zhang1,2, Lin Wang1,2, Yanqing Wu1,3,*, and Renzhong Tai1,3,**
- 1Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
- 2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
- 3Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
In a single nanoscale device, surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) have potential to match the different length scales associated with photonics and electronics. In this Letter, we propose an accurate design of a plasmonic metasurface Luneburg lens (PMLL) accommodating SPPs. The simulations indicate that the full width at half-maximum is 0.42 μm, and the focus efficiency is 78%. The characters of a PMLL have robustness to manufacturing errors. The PMLL is applied in a 10 μm long compact coupler model, which couples the SPPs to the 40 nm wide output waveguide. The couple efficiency is higher than that of a conventional taper coupler in a broad bandwidth. The design is compatible with standard lithography technology.
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