Highly compact organic electro-optic modulator based on nanoscale plasmon metal gap waveguides

Shin Ichiro Inoue, Shiyoshi Yokoyama

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Abstract

An ultra-compact Mach-Zehnder (MZ) electro-optic (EO) modulator composed of nanoscale metal gap waveguides has been numerically demonstrated. Propagations of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in nano-size channels and their EO modulations are investigated by the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method considering the Lorentz-Drude (LD) model. The half-wave voltage (V?) of the resulting MZ modulator for push-pull operation is 1.73 V using the interference arm with a sub-micron length (500 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Article number763128
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7631
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventOptoelectronic Materials and Devices IV - Shanghai, China
Duration: Nov 2 2009Nov 6 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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