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Extra-ordinary modulators with 2D photonic materials (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Volker J. Sorger

Paper Abstract

We show that nanophotonic device performance scales non-monotonically with critical length. Such scaling can be synergistic with the atomistic-scale of 2D materials. The naturally-low modal overlap factor can be engineered to approach 1% for electric in-plane field polarization waveguides, i.e. slot-waveguides. Moreover, we show that a polaritonic mode character (i.e. plasmonic) improves the modulator performance by about 10x due to (i), a lower contact resistance from synergistic use of one contact, and (ii) the higher modal group index. As an example we discuss our demonstration of the 1st sub-1Volt electro-optic modulator based on 2D material plasmonic hybrid integration on Silicon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
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Proc. SPIE 10345, Active Photonic Platforms IX, 103450U (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2271716
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Volker J. Sorger, The George Washington Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10345:
Active Photonic Platforms IX
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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