Title

Plasmonic Electro-Optic Modulator Design using a Resonant Metal Grating

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2008

Publication Source

Optics Letters

Abstract

A plasmonic electro-optic modulator design using an evanescently coupled resonant metal grating is numerically studied in this Letter.

Owing to excitation and propagation of long-range surface plasmons between the metal grating nanowires, a deep and narrow reflection dip can be obtained. Improved modulation performance is achieved through decreased damping from large dielectric gaps between the grating nanowires. An optimized electro-optic modulator design with lower insertion loss and low operating voltage is presented.

Inclusive pages

551-553

ISBN/ISSN

0146-9592

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

33

Issue

6

Peer Reviewed

yes