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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9594–9599

Bistable switching in the lossy side-coupled plasmonic waveguide-cavity structures

Xu-Sheng Lin, Jun-Hu Yan, Yun-Bao Zheng, Li-Jun Wu, and Sheng Lan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9594-9599 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.009594


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Abstract

We show numerically that the lossy side-coupled plasmonic resonators can be used as bistable switches without compensation. While the internal loss imposes on the bistable characteristics by reducing the transmission contrast and raising the input power requirement, it makes the switching more available by enlarging the width of the hysteresis loop. We also correct the nonlinear transmission formula of the resonators to adapt the lossy condition. Both the theoretical and simulation results are in good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2011
Published: May 2, 2011

Citation
Xu-Sheng Lin, Jun-Hu Yan, Yun-Bao Zheng, Li-Jun Wu, and Sheng Lan, "Bistable switching in the lossy side-coupled plasmonic waveguide-cavity structures," Opt. Express 19, 9594-9599 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-10-9594


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