We theoretically explore the possibility of reducing propagation loss in a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguide, using mode combinations to achieve wall-avoiding field distributions along a certain propagation length. We present analytical results for several waveguides showing notable loss reduction, and we discuss the trade-offs between low loss and high confinement present in this technique.
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Date Posted: 28 March 2012
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