In this thesis, a new model based on Artificial Neural Network (ANN) is used to predict the propagation characteristics of plasmonic nanostrip and coupled nanostrips transmission lines. The trained ANNs are capable of providing the required outputs with good accuracy. The nonlinear mapping performed by the trained ANN is written in the form of closed form expressions for the different characteristics of the lines under investigation. These characteristics include the effective refractive index and the characteristic impedance. The plasmonic coupled nanostrips transmission line is used as a new sensor that that senses variation in the refractive index with accuracy of 106μm (The accuracy is defined as the change in the coupling length divided by the change in the cladding material refractive index). In addition, an optimal new design for polarization rotation based on the coupled nanostrips is introduced and characterized.


Physics Department

Degree Name

MS in Physics

Graduation Date


Submission Date

August 2013

First Advisor

Soliman, Ezzeldin

Committee Member 1

Swillam, Mohamed

Committee Member 2

El Gamal, Mohamed


120||120 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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