In this book, the authors concentrate on the surface Plasmon (SP) waveguide configurations ensuring nanoscale confinement and review the current status of this rapidly emerging field, considering different configurations being developed for nanoscale plasmonic guides and circuits. Both fundamental physics and application aspects of plasmonics are reviewed in detail by the world's leading experts. A unique feature of this book is its strong focus on a particular subfield of plasmonics dealing with subwavelength (nanoscale) waveguiding, an area which is especially important in view of the explosively growing interest in plasmonic interconnects and nanocircuits.

chapter Chapter 1|32 pages

Introduction to Surface Plasmon-Polariton Waveguides

BySergey I. Bozhevolnyi

chapter Chapter 2|30 pages

Negative Dielectric Optical Waveguides for Nano-Optical Guiding

ByJunichi Takahara

chapter Chapter 3|31 pages

Nanoparticle Plasmon Waveguides

ByStefan A. Maier

chapter Chapter 4|31 pages

Surface Plasmon-Polariton Gap Waveguide and its Applications

ByKazuo Tanaka

chapter Chapter 5|31 pages

Metal Heterostructures

ByGuo Ping Wang

chapter Chapter 6|29 pages

Plasmonic Slot Waveguides

ByGeorgios Veronis, Shanhui Fan

chapter Chapter 7|35 pages

All-Optical Plasmonic Modulators and Interconnects

ByDomenico Pacifici, Henri J. Lezec, Luke A. Sweatlock, Chris de Ruiter, Vivian Ferry, Harry A. Atwater

chapter Chapter 8|27 pages

Metal Trench Waveguides: Experiments and Analysis

ByMeir Orenstein

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Fundamentals of Channel and Wedge Plasmon Polaritons

ByEsteban Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Sergio G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno

chapter Chapter 10|44 pages

Channel Plasmon-Polaritons in Triangular Grooves

ByDmitri K. Gramotnev

chapter Chapter 11|36 pages

Nanophotonic Components Utilizing Channel Plasmon Polaritons

ByValentyn S. Volkov, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Eloïse Devaux, Thomas W. Ebbesen

chapter Chapter 12|52 pages

Adiabatic Concentration and Coherent Control in Nanoplasmonic Waveguides

ByMark I. Stockman

chapter Chapter 13|30 pages

Nanoplasmonics: Components, Devices and Circuits

ByMark L. Brongersma, Jon A. Schuller, Justin White, Young Chul Jun, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Thomas Søndergaard, Rashid Zia