A Novel Adjustable Plasmonic Filter Realization by Split Mode Ring Resonators

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A novel nanoscale plasmonic filter consisting of two coupled metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguides is introduced. The new structure functionality is verified by numerical simulations in different configurations of the filter. The impedance variation characteristic named as split mode ring resonancy is achieved by partially narrowing or expanding the waveguide diameter. The main parameters of the filter are evaluated by using the parameters of an implemented type of ring resonator. Moreover, modal analysis for Surface Plasmon Polariton (SPP) propagation is performed while changing the main spatial parameters of the device.

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M. Janipour, M. Karami, R. Sofiani and F. Kashani, "A Novel Adjustable Plasmonic Filter Realization by Split Mode Ring Resonators," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 12, 2013, pp. 405-414. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2013.512063.

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