The guided dispersion characteristics of subwavelength nanoscale plasmonic coaxial lines are analyzed in detail over a wide optical frequency range below the plasma frequency with a varying gap between the inner and outer plasmonic conductors, providing important preliminary information for understanding the guided mode characteristics of subwavelength nanoscale coaxial lines with plasmonic metals. In particular, when the inner or outer radius is varied, guided modes with similar and dissimilar dispersive features are obtained and discussed. A brief comparison of the propagating modes for the present subwavelength plasmonic coaxial lines and those for a subwavelength plasmonic hole and wire is also made.
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