24 February 2016 Hybrid plasmonic/electro-optic polymer modulator
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We present theoretical design and experimental demonstration of electro-optic modulation in metallic slits infiltrated by polymer. Dynamic control over surface plasmon plaritons(SPPs) was achieved by modulating the refractive index of the polymer layer adjacent to the metal surface with interdigitated configuration. Intensity modulation of the Fano resonance of the sub-wavelength plasmonic structure was observed and expected to achieve high-speed operation.
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Fanghui Ren, Fanghui Ren, Qian Gao, Qian Gao, Jingdong Luo, Jingdong Luo, Alex K-Y Jen, Alex K-Y Jen, Alan X. Wang, Alan X. Wang, "Hybrid plasmonic/electro-optic polymer modulator", Proc. SPIE 9745, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVIII, 97450Q (24 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214032; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2214032
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