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  1. Abstract

    We present a computational study of Purcell factor enhancement for a novel hybrid-plasmonic ring resonator using a novel implementation of the body-of-revolution (BOR) finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. In this hybrid structure, a dielectric slot ring is surrounded by a metallic ring such that a hybrid plasmonic mode is generated within two thin low-index gaps. The surrounding metallic ring decreases the binding loss for small ring radii, leading to high-quality factors and mode-field confinement. The hybrid resonator shows high quality-factor values above 103and small mode volumes down to103λn3simultaneously, thus providing large Purcell factors (Fp> 104). The distributed strong confinement within two gaps renders the proposed resonator useful for multi-emitter applications.

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  3. Development of a computational technique for the analysis of quasi-normal modes in hybrid-plasmonic resonators is the main goal of this research. Because of the significant computational costs of this analysis, one has to take various symmetries of these resonators into account. In this research, we consider cylindrical symmetry of hybrid-plasmonic ring resonators and implement a body-of-revolution finite-difference time-domain (BOR-FDTD) technique to analyze these resonators. We extend the BOR-FDTD method by proposing two different sets of auxiliary fields to implement multi-term Drude-Lorentz and multi-term Lorentz models in BOR-FDTD. Moreover, we utilize the filter-diagonalization method to accurately compute the complex resonant frequencies of the resonators. This approach improves numerical accuracy and computational time compared to the Fourier transform method used in previous BOR-FDTD methods. Our numerical analysis is verified by a 2D axisymmetric solver in COMSOL Multiphysics.

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