Efficient light-to-heat conversion due to ohmic loss in a Au/SiO2/SU-8 plasmonic microring resonator was exploited to achieve all-optical switching. We obtained 20 times larger resonance shift in the resonator over similar SU-8 dielectric microrings.
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D. Perron, M. Wu, C. Horvath, D. Bachman, and V. Van, "All-optical switching in SU-8 conductor-gap-dielectric plasmonic microring resonator using thermal nonlinearity," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QThG2.
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