Impedance generalization for plasmonic waveguides beyond the lumped circuit model

Thomas Kaiser, Shakeeb Bin Hasan, Thomas Paul, Thomas Pertsch, Carsten Rockstuhl
2013 Physical Review B  
We analytically derive a rigorous expression for the relative impedance ratio between two photonic structures based on their electromagnetic interaction. Our approach generalizes the physical meaning of the impedance to a measure for the reciprocity-based overlap of eigenmodes. The consistence with known cases in the radiofrequency and optical domain is shown. The analysis reveals where the applicability of simple circuit parameters ends and how the impedance can be interpreted beyond this
more » ... . We illustrate our approach by successfully describing a Bragg reflector that terminates an insulator-metal-insulator plasmonic waveguide in the near-infrared by our mpedance concept.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.88.035117 fatcat:daqihinomnfz5mnjdgsycltdbu