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16 April 2020 Simulation study of multilayer hybrid plasmonic switch using Franz–Keldysh effect
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A CMOS compatible three-port all-optical silicon switch working in 1.473 to 1.502  μm (extinction ratio   (  ER  )    =  5.5  dB, λC  =  1.488  μm) and 1.512 to 1.5306  μm (ER  =  3.079  dB, λC  =  1.52  μm) bands is demonstrated in this work through numerical simulations. However, in spite of the all optical control, having null refractive index contrast between the transmitting and control waveguides of the switch causes the switching merit to deteriorate because of light leaking from the transmitting waveguide. Later, by employing Franz–Keldysh effect-induced absorption coefficient tuning of Si1  −  x Gex (x  =  0.85) to replace the silicon control port of the switch, 2.95-dB leakage reduction in the ON state is achieved, which is assessed in detail. Also, our numerical simulations confirmed the bandwidth of 38 GHz, which suggested a multilayer plasmonic waveguide structure.

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Santosh Kumar Sahu, Rohit Khoja, Sumit Kanu, Aman Kumar, and Mandeep Singh "Simulation study of multilayer hybrid plasmonic switch using Franz–Keldysh effect," Optical Engineering 59(4), 040501 (16 April 2020). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.59.4.040501
Received: 3 February 2020; Accepted: 2 April 2020; Published: 16 April 2020
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