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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 31678–31689

High-quality Si3N4 circuits as a platform for graphene-based nanophotonic devices

N. Gruhler, C. Benz, H. Jang, J.-H. Ahn, R. Danneau, and W. H. P. Pernice  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 31678-31689 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.031678


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Abstract

Hybrid circuits combining traditional nanophotonic components with carbon-based materials are emerging as a promising platform for optoelectronic devices. We demonstrate such circuits by integrating single-layer graphene films with silicon nitride waveguides as a new architecture for broadband optical operation. Using high-quality microring resonators and Mach-Zehnder interferometers with extinction ratios beyond 40 dB we realize flexible circuits for phase-sensitive detection on chip. Hybrid graphene-photonic devices are fabricated via mechanical transfer and lithographic structuring, allowing for prolonged light-matter interactions. Our approach holds promise for studying optical processes in low-dimensional physical systems and for realizing electrically tunable photonic circuits.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2013
Published: December 13, 2013

Citation
N. Gruhler, C. Benz, H. Jang, J.-H. Ahn, R. Danneau, and W. H. P. Pernice, "High-quality Si3N4 circuits as a platform for graphene-based nanophotonic devices," Opt. Express 21, 31678-31689 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-25-31678


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