Optically-programmable nonlinear photonic component for dielectric-loaded plasmonic circuitry

Alexey V. Krasavin*, Sukanya Randhawa, Jean-Sebastien Bouillard, Jan Renger, Romain Quidant, Anatoly V. Zayats

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Abstract

We demonstrate both experimentally and numerically a compact and efficient, optically tuneable plasmonic component utilizing a surface plasmon polariton ring resonator with nonlinearity based on trans-cis isomerization in a polymer material. We observe more than 3-fold change between high and low transmission states of the device at milliwatt control powers (similar to 100 W/cm(2) by intensity), with the performance limited by switching speed of the material. Such plasmonic components can be employed in optically programmable and reconfigurable integrated photonic circuitry.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)25222-25229
Number of pages8
JournalOPTICS EXPRESS
Volume19
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • POLYMER-FILMS
  • AZOBENZENE
  • PHOTOISOMERIZATION

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