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Ultra-Wideband Photonic Hybrid Plasmonic Horn Nanoantenna with SOI Configuration

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The current study proposes a hybrid plasmonic horn-like nanoantenna with a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) configuration. This nanoantenna can be utilized for broadband nanophotonic applications and can operate in a wide optical frequency range of 160–400 THz. It includes optical communication wavelengths of 850, 1310 and 1550 nm. This nanoantenna can directionally radiate and receive signals with about 74% bandwidth within the operational wavelength spectrum. The proposed nanoantenna is simulated using the finite element method and produced nanoantenna gains of 4.7, 7.3 and 4.8 dB and a reflection coefficient (S11) of −15.7, −12.8 and −15.6 dB at optical wavelengths of 1550, 1310 and 850 nm, respectively.

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Nourmohammadi, A., Nikoufard, M. Ultra-Wideband Photonic Hybrid Plasmonic Horn Nanoantenna with SOI Configuration. Silicon 12, 193–198 (2020) doi:10.1007/s12633-019-00113-9

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Keywords

  • Horn nanoantenna
  • Hybrid plasmonic waveguide
  • Silicon-on-insulator
  • Photonic integrated circuit
  • Wideband optical nanoantenna