Small footprint Nano-Mechanical Plasmonic Phase Modulators

V. A. Aksyuk, B. S. Dennis, M. I. Haftel, D. A. Czaplewski, D. Lopez, G. Blumberg

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Abstract

The authors' recent Nature Photonics article titled 'Compact Nano-Mechanical Plasmonic Phase Modulators' [1] is reviewed which reports a new phase modulation principle with experimental demonstration of a 23 μm long non-resonant modulator having 1.5 π rad range with 1.7 dB excess loss at 780 nm. Analysis showed that by decreasing all dimensions, a low loss, ultra-compact π rad phase modulator is possible. Application of this type of nano-mechanical modulator in a miniature 2 × 2 switch is suggested and an optical design numerically validated. The footprint of the switch is 0.5 μm × 2.5 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages204-207
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479989553
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2015
Event18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 25 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015

Other

Other18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period6/21/156/25/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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