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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3997–4000

CMOS-compatible hybrid plasmonic modulator based on vanadium dioxide insulator-metal phase transition

Jin Tae Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3997-4000 (2014)

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To extend the application of an emerging plasmonic material, vanadium dioxide (VO2), in silicon photonics technology, we propose a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS)-compatible hybrid plasmonic modulator using an VO2 insulator-metal phase transition. The optical device is based on a directional coupler that consists of a Si waveguide and a SiSiO2VO2SiO2Si hybrid plasmonic waveguide. By electrically triggering the phase of VO2 with a driving voltage of 2 V, the propagation loss of the hybrid plasmonic waveguide is switched, and hence the output optical power is modulated. The on/off extinction ratio is larger than 3.0 dB on the entire C-band.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2014
Published: June 30, 2014

Jin Tae Kim, "CMOS-compatible hybrid plasmonic modulator based on vanadium dioxide insulator-metal phase transition," Opt. Lett. 39, 3997-4000 (2014)

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