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Electrooptic Light Modulator Using Long-Range Surface Plasmons
Author(s): Christine Plumereau; Anne-Marie Bouchoux; Alain Cachard
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Paper Abstract

We present a simulation study concerning an optical modulator using the electrooptic (EO) Pockels effect and the prism excitation of a long-range surface plasmon (LSP) at a metal (Ag) - EO medium (CuCl) interface. It is demonstrated that by a proper optimization of the structure paramaters, LSP presents a very narrow ATR resonance. It is then possible to predict a voltage command less than 5 V for a 80 % modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0800, Novel Optoelectronic Devices, (22 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941190
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Christine Plumereau, Universite de Saint-Etienne (France)
Anne-Marie Bouchoux, Universite de Saint-Etienne (France)
Alain Cachard, Universite de Saint-Etienne (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0800:
Novel Optoelectronic Devices
M. J. Adams, Editor(s)

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