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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15698–15705

All-fiber hybrid photon-plasmon circuits: integrating nanowire plasmonics with fiber optics

Xiyuan Li, Wei Li, Xin Guo, Jingyi Lou, and Limin Tong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15698-15705 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.015698


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Abstract

We demonstrate all-fiber hybrid photon-plasmon circuits by integrating Ag nanowires with optical fibers. Relying on near-field coupling, we realize a photon-to-plasmon conversion efficiency up to 92% in a fiber-based nanowire plasmonic probe. Around optical communication band, we assemble an all-fiber resonator and a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) with Q-factor of 6 × 106 and extinction ratio up to 30 dB, respectively. Using the MZI, we demonstrate fiber-compatible plasmonic sensing with high sensitivity and low optical power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2013
Published: June 24, 2013

Citation
Xiyuan Li, Wei Li, Xin Guo, Jingyi Lou, and Limin Tong, "All-fiber hybrid photon-plasmon circuits: integrating nanowire plasmonics with fiber optics," Opt. Express 21, 15698-15705 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-15698


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