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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23494–23503

Ultrafast all-optical switching in a silicon-based plasmonic nanoring resonator

S. Sederberg, D. Driedger, M. Nielsen, and A.Y. Elezzabi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23494-23503 (2011)

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A silicon-based plasmonic nanoring resonator is proposed for ultrafast, all-optical switching applications. Full-wave numerical simulations demonstrate that the photogeneration of free carriers enables ultrafast switching of the device by shifting the transmission minimum of the resonator with a switching time of 3 ps. The compact 1.00 μm2 device footprint demonstrates the potential for high integration density plasmonic circuitry based on this device geometry.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2011
Published: November 3, 2011

S. Sederberg, D. Driedger, M. Nielsen, and A.Y. Elezzabi, "Ultrafast all-optical switching in a silicon-based plasmonic nanoring resonator," Opt. Express 19, 23494-23503 (2011)

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