13 November 2014 SOI (silicon-on-insulator)-compatible hybrid nanoplasmonics: waveguiding, polarization-handling, and thermal-tuning
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This paper gives a review for our recent progress on SOI (Silicon-on-insulator)-compatible hybrid nanoplasmonic waveguides which enables a nano-scale light confinement as well as relatively long-distance guided-wave propagation. The strong polarization dependence of silicon hybrid nanoplasmonic waveguides makes it promising to realize on-chip polarization-handling devices with utlrasmall footprints, which is also summarized. Finally, energyefficient thermal-tuning is presented as an example to show the potential of using silicon hybrid nanoplasmonic waveguides as a promising platform to transfer and process both photonic and electronic signals along the same integrated circuit.
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Daoxin Dai, Daoxin Dai, Hao Wu, Hao Wu, Xiaowei Guan, Xiaowei Guan, } "SOI (silicon-on-insulator)-compatible hybrid nanoplasmonics: waveguiding, polarization-handling, and thermal-tuning", Proc. SPIE 9277, Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics II, 927703 (13 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2074191; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2074191
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