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All optical logic gates using active plasmonic device block
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We have proposed a novel all-optical logic gates based on active plasmonics that may control the electron-photon coupling through an external effect. The phenomenon of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is basically appeared on attenuated total reflection mirror block. The waveguide-type Kretchmann-Raether configuration with high sensitivity to the metal surface was used for all-optical OR and NAND gates. Here, the double thin metal layers can enhance the confinement of plasmon waves and can be utilized as an output. When the external light source is injected into the thin ZnO film deposited on the facet of a GaAs waveguide, the total refractive index of the thin ZnO layer is changed by the nonlinear refractive index. The proposed waveguide-type configuration was analyzed and optimized using finite-difference time-domain method for all-optical OR and NAND gates. When the external light is injected on the metal layer, the intensity of SPW is decreased by 10.76 dB. However, the reflected light into the waveguide is increased by 2.23 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7597, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVIII, 75971U (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841595
Show Author Affiliations
Geum-Yoon Oh, Chung-Ang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Doo-Gun Kim, Korea Photonics Technology Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Hong-Seung Kim, Chung-Ang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Young-Wan Choi, Chung-Ang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7597:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVIII
Bernd Witzigmann; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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