9 March 2017 Low power hybrid plasmonic microring-on-disks electro-optical modulators
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Abstract
Different electro-optical modulator designs based on electromagnetically induced transparency are proposed. A conductor–gap–silicon input waveguide is coupled to microrings-on-disks on each side. A low voltage modulating signal is applied to the modulator in a push-pull configuration, which changes the refractive index of the embedded layer of the electro-optical polymer. The proposed microrings-on-disks and cascaded microring modulators with submicron radii can efficiently modulate the light wave with moderate propagation losses. The microring-on-disk modulator achieved ultrasmall capacitance, 1.06 fF, and low power consumption, 2.12    fJ / bit . Both modulators have low insertion losses and high extinction ratios.
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Nourhan H. Fouad, Nourhan H. Fouad, Aya O. Zaki, Aya O. Zaki, Dimitrios C. Zografopoulos, Dimitrios C. Zografopoulos, Romeo Beccherelli, Romeo Beccherelli, Mohamed A. Swillam, Mohamed A. Swillam, } "Low power hybrid plasmonic microring-on-disks electro-optical modulators," Journal of Nanophotonics 11(1), 016014 (9 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.11.016014 . Submission: Received: 30 September 2016; Accepted: 12 January 2017
Received: 30 September 2016; Accepted: 12 January 2017; Published: 9 March 2017
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