Modal Analysis for a Waveguide of Nanorods Using the Field Computation for a Chain of Finite Length
Abstract
The propagation of light along an infinite 2D chain of silver nanorods is analyzed and the dispersion for this waveguide is computed using field computation for a finite chain of nanorods. In this work, Generalized Multipole Technique is used for the analysis. This method calculates the imaginary and real parts of the propagation constant by exciting the chain in one end and observing propagation of modes along the chain far enough from the excitation. It is shown that a short chain of finite length is sufficient for the calculation of the phase constant while the attenuation constant requires a longer chain. Field distribution is depicted for even and odd modes and it is shown that in the simulated frequency range only two modes can be excited and can propagate along the waveguide.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2014
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1410.2814
 Bibcode:
 2014arXiv1410.2814R
 Keywords:

 Physics  Computational Physics;
 Physics  Optics
 EPrint:
 Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society Journal, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 140 148, Feb. 2014