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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2012
  • pp: 121–123

Long range plasmon assisted all-optical switching at telecommunication wavelengths

Nadia Mattiucci, Giuseppe D’Aguanno, and Mark J. Bloemer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 121-123 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000121


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Abstract

We exploit the properties of ultranarrow, Fano-like resonances generated by the coupling of long range surface plasmons with ultrathin (10nm), metallic, subwavelength gratings embedded in a nonlinear, cubic material to obtain all-optical switching at telecommunication wavelengths for extremely low input power. We provide an example of a silver metallic grating embedded in a chalcogenide glass (As2S3), and we show the concrete possibility to achieve all-optical switching at local field intensities compatible with the photo-darkening threshold of the material.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2011
Published: January 6, 2012

Citation
Nadia Mattiucci, Giuseppe D’Aguanno, and Mark J. Bloemer, "Long range plasmon assisted all-optical switching at telecommunication wavelengths," Opt. Lett. 37, 121-123 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-2-121

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