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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24557–24562

Graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for photonic integrated circuits

Jin Tae Kim and Sung-Yool Choi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24557-24562 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024557


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Abstract

We perform experimental investigations on the characteristics of graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for development of photonic integrated circuits. By embedding chemical vapor deposited graphene strip in a photoactive UV curable perfluorinated acrylate polymer with a low refractive index and material loss, the two-dimensional metal-like plasmonic waveguide demonstrated as a light signal guiding medium for high-speed optical data transmission. The fabricated graphene-based plasmonic waveguide supports the transverse-magnetic (TM) polarization modes with the averaged extinction ratio of 19 dB at a wavelength of 1.31 µm. The 2.5 Gbps optical signals were successfully transmitted via 6 mm-long graphene plasmonic waveguides. The proposed graphene-based plasmonic waveguides can be exploited further for development of next-generation photonic integrated circuit and devices.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2011
Published: November 15, 2011

Citation
Jin Tae Kim and Sung-Yool Choi, "Graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for photonic integrated circuits," Opt. Express 19, 24557-24562 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24557


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