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Miniature intensity modulator based on a silicon-polymer hybrid plasmonic waveguide
Author(s): Xiaomeng Sun; Linjie Zhou; Xinwan Li; Zehua Hong; Sheng Liu; Jianping Chen
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel micrometer-sized intensity modulator based on a silicon-polymer hybrid plasmonic waveguide. The field enhancement in the low-index high-nonlinear polymer layer provides a nano-scale optical confinement and a fast optical modulation speed. After applying a voltage, the surface plasmon waves experience different phase delays, resulting in an intensity variation at the output waveguide. Due to its small capacitance and parasitic resistance, the RC delay time is <6 ps, corresponding to a modulation bandwidth of >40 GHz. The intensity modulator can find potential applications in optical telecommunication and interconnect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8333, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, 83330C (22 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915694
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Xiaomeng Sun, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Linjie Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Xinwan Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zehua Hong, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Sheng Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Jianping Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8333:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
Erich Kasper; Jinzhong Yu; Xun Li; Xinliang Zhang; Jinsong Xia; Junhao Chu; Zhijiang Dong; Bin Hu; Yan Shen, Editor(s)

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