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Compact plasmonic memristor with high extinction efficiency
Author(s): Ye Tian; Lianjun Jiang; Xuejun Zhang; Guangfu Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Here we present a plasmonic memristor operated at the telecommunication wavelength with compact size (0.61 μm), and high extinction efficiency (4.6 dB/μm). The plasmonic memristor consists of a triangle-shaped metal taper mounted on the top of a Si waveguide with rational doping in the area below the apex of the taper. This device can achieve vertical coupling of light energy from the Si waveguide to the plasmonic region and at the same time concentrates the plasmon to the apex of the metal taper. Moreover, the area with concentrated plasmon is overlap with that where the memristive behavior occurs due to the formation/removal of the metallic nanofilament. As a result, the highly distinct transmission induced by the switching of the plasmonic memristor can be achieved due to the maximized interaction between the plasmon and the filament.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10460, AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics, 1046007 (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2282393
Show Author Affiliations
Ye Tian, Hunan City Univ. (China)
Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Lianjun Jiang, Hunan City Univ. (China)
Xuejun Zhang, Hunan City Univ. (China)
Guangfu Zhang, Hunan City Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10460:
AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics
Min Qiu; Min Gu; Xiaocong Yuan; Zhiping Zhou, Editor(s)

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