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Specialty Optical Fibers
Colorado Springs, Colorado United States
June 17-20, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-946-6
Joint Poster Session I (JM5A)

Nonlinear switching in a purely plasmonic directional coupler

Arian Kriesch, Daniel Ploss, Jing Wen, and Ulf Peschel  »View Author Affiliations


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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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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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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