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
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.