Design and analysis of ultra-compact EO polymer modulators based on hybrid plasmonic microring resonators
2013 (English)In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 21, no 17, 20041-20051 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Ultra-compact EO polymer modulators based on hybrid plasmonic microring resonators are proposed, simulated and analyzed. Comparing with Si slot microring modulator, hybrid plasmonic microring modulator shows about 6-times enhancement of the figure of merit when the bending radius is around 510 nm, due to its much larger intrinsic quality factor in sub-micron radius range. Influences of the EO polymer height and Si height on the device's performance are analyzed and optimal design is given. When operating with a bias of 3.6V, the proposed device has optical modulation amplitude of 0.8 and insertion loss of about 1 dB. The estimated power consumption is about 5 fJ/bit at 100 GHz.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 21, no 17, 20041-20051 p.
Bending radius, Design and analysis, Figure of merits, Intrinsic quality factors, Microring modulator, Microring resonator, Modulation amplitudes, Optimal design
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129455DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.020041ISI: 000323830500059ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883250086OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129455DiVA: diva2:653503
FunderSwedish Research Council, VR-621-2010-4379
QC 201310042013-10-042013-09-302014-04-04Bibliographically approved