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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25222–25229

Optically-programmable nonlinear photonic component for dielectric-loaded plasmonic circuitry

Alexey V. Krasavin, Sukanya Randhawa, Jean-Sebastien Bouillard, Jan Renger, Romain Quidant, and Anatoly V. Zayats  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25222-25229 (2011)

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We demonstrate both experimentally and numerically a compact and efficient, optically tuneable plasmonic component utilizing a surface plasmon polariton ring resonator with nonlinearity based on trans-cis isomerization in a polymer material. We observe more than 3-fold change between high and low transmission states of the device at milliwatt control powers (∼100 W/cm2 by intensity), with the performance limited by switching speed of the material. Such plasmonic components can be employed in optically programmable and reconfigurable integrated photonic circuitry.

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OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

Alexey V. Krasavin, Sukanya Randhawa, Jean-Sebastien Bouillard, Jan Renger, Romain Quidant, and Anatoly V. Zayats, "Optically-programmable nonlinear photonic component for dielectric-loaded plasmonic circuitry," Opt. Express 19, 25222-25229 (2011)

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