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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 271–274

Graphene-based tunable plasmonic Bragg reflector with a broad bandwidth

Jin Tao, XueChao Yu, Bin Hu, Alexander Dubrovkin, and Qi Jie Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 271-274 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000271


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Abstract

We propose and numerically analyze a plasmonic Bragg reflector formed in a graphene waveguide. The results show that the graphene plasmonic Bragg reflector can produce a broadband stopband that can be tuned over a wide wavelength range by a small change in the Fermi energy level of graphene. By introducing a defect into the Bragg reflector, we can achieve a Fabry–Perot-like microcavity with a quality factor of 50 for the defect resonance mode formed in the stopband. The proposed Bragg reflector could be used as a broadband ultrafast tunable integrated filter and a broadband modulator. In addition, the defect microcavity may find applications in graphene-based resonators.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2013
Published: January 8, 2014

Citation
Jin Tao, XueChao Yu, Bin Hu, Alexander Dubrovkin, and Qi Jie Wang, "Graphene-based tunable plasmonic Bragg reflector with a broad bandwidth," Opt. Lett. 39, 271-274 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-2-271


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