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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Nanoplasmonics III (QTuG)

Simulations of a Compact Integrated Plasmonic Attenuator Operating at Telecom Wavelengths

Petur G. Hermannsson, Tiberiu Rosenzveig, Kristjan Leosson, and Alexandra Boltasseva

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We present finite-element simulations of a 1-mm long variable optical attenuator based on a long-range surface plasmon polariton waveguide, exhibiting <1dB insertion loss, 20dB extinction ratio, low power consumption and response times around 1 ms.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

P. G. Hermannsson, T. Rosenzveig, K. Leosson, and A. Boltasseva, "Simulations of a Compact Integrated Plasmonic Attenuator Operating at Telecom Wavelengths," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QTuG6.

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