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High-speed plasmonic phase modulators

(2014) NATURE PHOTONICS. 8(3). p.229-233
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To keep pace with the demands in optical communications, electro-optic modulators should feature large bandwidths, operate across all telecommunication windows, offer a small footprint, and allow for CMOS-compatible fabrication to keep costs low(1). Here, we demonstrate a new ultra-compact plasmonic phase modulator based on the Pockels effect in a nonlinear polymer. The device has a length of only 29 mu m and operates at 40 Gbit s(-1). Its modulation frequency response is flat up to 65 GHz and beyond. The modulator has been tested to work across a 120-nm-wide wavelength range centred at 1,550 nm, and is expected to work beyond this range. Its operation has been verified for temperatures up to 85 degrees C and it is easy to fabricate. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most compact high-speed phase modulator demonstrated to date.
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INTERCONNECTS, ENERGY, COMPACT, TELECOM WAVELENGTHS, SILICON ELECTROOPTIC MODULATOR, OPTICAL MODULATORS

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Chicago
Melikyan, A, L Alloatti, A Muslija, D Hillerkuss, PC Schindler, J Li, R Palmer, et al. 2014. “High-speed Plasmonic Phase Modulators.” Nature Photonics 8 (3): 229–233.
APA
Melikyan, A., Alloatti, L., Muslija, A., Hillerkuss, D., Schindler, P., Li, J., Palmer, R., et al. (2014). High-speed plasmonic phase modulators. NATURE PHOTONICS, 8(3), 229–233.
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Melikyan A, Alloatti L, Muslija A, Hillerkuss D, Schindler P, Li J, et al. High-speed plasmonic phase modulators. NATURE PHOTONICS. 2014;8(3):229–33.
MLA
Melikyan, A, L Alloatti, A Muslija, et al. “High-speed Plasmonic Phase Modulators.” NATURE PHOTONICS 8.3 (2014): 229–233. Print.
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  abstract     = {To keep pace with the demands in optical communications, electro-optic modulators should feature large bandwidths, operate across all telecommunication windows, offer a small footprint, and allow for CMOS-compatible fabrication to keep costs low(1). Here, we demonstrate a new ultra-compact plasmonic phase modulator based on the Pockels effect in a nonlinear polymer. The device has a length of only 29 mu m and operates at 40 Gbit s(-1). Its modulation frequency response is flat up to 65 GHz and beyond. The modulator has been tested to work across a 120-nm-wide wavelength range centred at 1,550 nm, and is expected to work beyond this range. Its operation has been verified for temperatures up to 85 degrees C and it is easy to fabricate. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most compact high-speed phase modulator demonstrated to date.},
  author       = {Melikyan, A and Alloatti, L and Muslija, A and Hillerkuss, D and Schindler, PC and Li, J and Palmer, R and Korn, D and Muehlbrandt, S and Van Thourhout, Dries and Chen, B and Dinu, R and Sommer, M and Koos, C and Kohl, M and Freude, W and Leuthold, J},
  issn         = {1749-4885},
  journal      = {NATURE PHOTONICS},
  keyword      = {INTERCONNECTS,ENERGY,COMPACT,TELECOM WAVELENGTHS,SILICON ELECTROOPTIC MODULATOR,OPTICAL MODULATORS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {229--233},
  title        = {High-speed plasmonic phase modulators},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NPHOTON.2014.9},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2014},
}

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