A nonlinear plasmonic resonator for three-state all-optical switching

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563181
Title:
A nonlinear plasmonic resonator for three-state all-optical switching
Authors:
Amin, Muhammad; Farhat, Mohamed; Bagci, Hakan ( 0000-0003-3867-5786 )
Abstract:
A nonlinear plasmonic resonator design is proposed for three-state all-optical switching at frequencies including near infrared and lower red parts of the spectrum. The tri-stable response required for three-state operation is obtained by enhancing nonlinearities of a Kerr medium through multiple (higher order) plasmons excited on resonator's metallic surfaces. Indeed, simulations demonstrate that exploitation of multiple plasmons equips the proposed resonator with a multi-band tri-stable response, which cannot be obtained using existing nonlinear plasmonic devices that make use of single mode Lorentzian resonances. Multi-band three-state optical switching that can be realized using the proposed resonator has potential applications in optical communications and computing. © 2014 Optical Society of America.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory
Publisher:
The Optical Society
Journal:
Optics Express
Issue Date:
2014
DOI:
10.1364/OE.22.006966
Type:
Article
ISSN:
10944087
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAmin, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorFarhat, Mohameden
dc.contributor.authorBagci, Hakanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:37:37Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:37:37Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.issn10944087en
dc.identifier.doi10.1364/OE.22.006966en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563181en
dc.description.abstractA nonlinear plasmonic resonator design is proposed for three-state all-optical switching at frequencies including near infrared and lower red parts of the spectrum. The tri-stable response required for three-state operation is obtained by enhancing nonlinearities of a Kerr medium through multiple (higher order) plasmons excited on resonator's metallic surfaces. Indeed, simulations demonstrate that exploitation of multiple plasmons equips the proposed resonator with a multi-band tri-stable response, which cannot be obtained using existing nonlinear plasmonic devices that make use of single mode Lorentzian resonances. Multi-band three-state optical switching that can be realized using the proposed resonator has potential applications in optical communications and computing. © 2014 Optical Society of America.en
dc.publisherThe Optical Societyen
dc.titleA nonlinear plasmonic resonator for three-state all-optical switchingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Electromagnetics Laboratoryen
dc.identifier.journalOptics Expressen
kaust.authorAmin, Muhammaden
kaust.authorFarhat, Mohameden
kaust.authorBagci, Hakanen
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