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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20041–20051

Design and analysis of ultra-compact EO polymer modulators based on hybrid plasmonic microring resonators

Fei Lou, Daoxin Dai, Lars Thylen, and Lech Wosinski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20041-20051 (2013)

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Ultra-compact EO polymer modulators based on hybrid plasmonic microring resonators are proposed, simulated and analyzed. Comparing with Si slot microring modulator, hybrid plasmonic microring modulator shows about 6-times enhancement of the figure of merit when the bending radius is around 510 nm, due to its much larger intrinsic quality factor in sub-micron radius range. Influences of the EO polymer height and Si height on the device’s performance are analyzed and optimal design is given. When operating with a bias of 3.6V, the proposed device has optical modulation amplitude of 0.8 and insertion loss of about 1 dB. The estimated power consumption is about 5 fJ/bit at100 GHz.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: May 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2013
Published: August 19, 2013

Fei Lou, Daoxin Dai, Lars Thylen, and Lech Wosinski, "Design and analysis of ultra-compact EO polymer modulators based on hybrid plasmonic microring resonators," Opt. Express 21, 20041-20051 (2013)

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