FDTD simulation of 3-D surface plasmon polariton band gap waveguide structures

Meng Lu, Mingyu Lu, P. Scott Carney, Eric Michielssen

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The implementation of a three-dimensional (3D) finite difference time domain (FDTD) scheme for simulating wave propagation in surface plasmon polaritons bandgap (SPPBG) waveguides, was investigated. An SPPBG structure resulted on introducing a doubly periodic perturbation in planar dielectric-plasma interface. In the direction normal to dielectric-plasma interface, the plasma half space was truncated by a perfect electrically conducting plate. The results show that straight SPPBG waveguide section allows signals to propagate with small losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3155-3158
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 2004
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium 2004 Digest held in Conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 25 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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