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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2354–2362

Performance of electro-optical plasmonic ring resonators at telecom wavelengths

Sukanya Randhawa, Sébastien Lachèze, Jan Renger, Alexandre Bouhelier, Roch Espiau de Lamaestre, Alain Dereux, and Romain Quidant  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2354-2362 (2012)

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In this work we report on the characteristics of an electro-optical dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguide ring resonator. By doping the dielectric host matrix with an electro-optical material and designing an appropriate set of planar electrodes, we measured a 16% relative change of transmission upon application of a controlled electric field. We have analyzed the temporal response of the device and conclude that electrostriction of the host matrix is playing a dominating role in the transmission response.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2011
Published: January 19, 2012

Sukanya Randhawa, Sébastien Lachèze, Jan Renger, Alexandre Bouhelier, Roch Espiau de Lamaestre, Alain Dereux, and Romain Quidant, "Performance of electro-optical plasmonic ring resonators at telecom wavelengths," Opt. Express 20, 2354-2362 (2012)

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