Plasmonic components allow for subwavelength integration while simultaneously generating extraordinary field enhancement thus amplifying nonlinear effects. Here we present first experimental results indicating nonlinear switching in a plasmonic directional coupler of a few micrometers length.
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A. Kriesch, D. Ploss, J. Wen, and U. Peschel, "Nonlinear switching in a purely plasmonic directional coupler," in Advanced Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JM5A.47.
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