Light propagation in single mode polymer nanotubes integrated on photonic circuits

N. Huby, J. L. Duvail, D. Duval, D. Pluchon, and B. Bêche

Appl. Phys. Lett., 99, 2011, 113302 - DOI: 10.1063/1.3637043

http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v99/i11/p113302_s1

Abstract: We report the theoretical and experimental study of photonic propagation in organic dielectric nanotubes elaborated by a wetting template method and showing off an aspect ratio as high as 200. Single mode behaviour is theoretically demonstrated without any cut-off conditions. Efficient evanescent coupling between polymer microstructures and nanotubes dispersed on a photonic chip as well as the high confinement and propagation in a single nanotube have been demonstrated. These results show the potential of well-defined one-dimensional nanostructures as building blocks for integrated organic photonic devices. Applications such as sensing and high speed communication are envisaged.

Light propagation in single mode polymer nanotubes integrated on photonic circuits
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