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Journal of Nanophotonics

Low power hybrid plasmonic microring-on-disks electro-optical modulators
Author(s): Nourhan H. Fouad; Aya O. Zaki; Dimitrios C. Zografopoulos; Romeo Beccherelli; Mohamed A. Swillam
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Paper Abstract

Different electro-optical modulator designs based on electromagnetically induced transparency are proposed. A conductor–gap–silicon input waveguide is coupled to microrings-on-disks on each side. A low voltage modulating signal is applied to the modulator in a push-pull configuration, which changes the refractive index of the embedded layer of the electro-optical polymer. The proposed microrings-on-disks and cascaded microring modulators with submicron radii can efficiently modulate the light wave with moderate propagation losses. The microring-on-disk modulator achieved ultrasmall capacitance, 1.06 fF, and low power consumption, 2.12    fJ / bit . Both modulators have low insertion losses and high extinction ratios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2017
PDF: 8 pages
J. Nanophoton. 11(1) 016014 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.11.016014
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 11, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Nourhan H. Fouad, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)
Aya O. Zaki, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)
Dimitrios C. Zografopoulos, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi (Italy)
Romeo Beccherelli, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi (Italy)
Mohamed A. Swillam, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)

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