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

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


Alexey V. Krasavin

Sukanya Randhawa

Jan Renger

Romain Quidant

Anatoly V. Zayats


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 (∼100 W/cm2 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 5, 2011
Journal Optics Express
Print ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher Optical Society of America
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 25
Pages 25222-25229
APA6 Citation Krasavin, A. V., Randhawa, S., Bouillard, J., Renger, J., Quidant, R., & Zayats, A. V. (2011). Optically-programmable nonlinear photonic component for dielectric-loaded plasmonic circuitry. Optics express, 19(25), 25222-25229.
Keywords Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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