31 May 2017 All-optical bit magnitude comparator device using metal–insulator–metal plasmonic waveguide
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Abstract
A plasmonic metal–insulator–metal (MIM) waveguide has great success in confining the surface plasmon up to a deep subwavelength scale. The structure of a nonlinear Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) using a plasmonic MIM waveguide has been analyzed. A one-bit magnitude comparator has been designed using an MZI and two linear control waveguides. The device works on the Kerr effect inside the plasmonics waveguide. The mathematical description of the device is explained. The simulation of the device is done using MATLAB® and the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method.
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Santosh Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Lokendra Singh, Lokendra Singh, Nan-Kuang Chen, Nan-Kuang Chen, } "All-optical bit magnitude comparator device using metal–insulator–metal plasmonic waveguide," Optical Engineering 56(12), 121908 (31 May 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.12.121908 . Submission: Received: 8 March 2017; Accepted: 15 May 2017
Received: 8 March 2017; Accepted: 15 May 2017; Published: 31 May 2017
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