22 February 2012 Miniature intensity modulator based on a silicon-polymer hybrid plasmonic waveguide
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We present a novel micrometer-sized intensity modulator based on a silicon-polymer hybrid plasmonic waveguide. The field enhancement in the low-index high-nonlinear polymer layer provides a nano-scale optical confinement and a fast optical modulation speed. After applying a voltage, the surface plasmon waves experience different phase delays, resulting in an intensity variation at the output waveguide. Due to its small capacitance and parasitic resistance, the RC delay time is <6 ps, corresponding to a modulation bandwidth of >40 GHz. The intensity modulator can find potential applications in optical telecommunication and interconnect.
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Xiaomeng Sun, Xiaomeng Sun, Linjie Zhou, Linjie Zhou, Xinwan Li, Xinwan Li, Zehua Hong, Zehua Hong, Sheng Liu, Sheng Liu, Jianping Chen, Jianping Chen, } "Miniature intensity modulator based on a silicon-polymer hybrid plasmonic waveguide", Proc. SPIE 8333, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, 83330C (22 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915694; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.915694
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