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Journal
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By breaking the diffraction limit, plasmonics enable the miniaturization of integrated optical signal processing units in a platform compatible with traditional CMOS technology. In such architectures, modulators and switches are essential elements for fast and low-power optical signal processing. This work presents the design of a CMOS-compatible hybrid plasmonic modulator based on directional couplers enhanced with a layer of electro-optic polymer. The modulator shows very broad operating window with low crosstalk values and very small footprint with respect to similar couplers and switches of the silicon photonics platform.
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Publication date: 
1 Jan 2016
Authors: 

Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Mohamed A Swillam, Lamees A Shahada, Romeo Beccherelli

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Volume: 4 Issue: 122 Pages: 1-6
Origin: 
Applied Physics A