A surface plasmon polariton absorption modulator

@article{Melikyan2010ASP,
  title={A surface plasmon polariton absorption modulator},
  author={Argishti Melikyan and Thomas Vallaitis and Nicole Lindenmann and Thomas Schimmel and Wolfgang Freude and Juerg Leuthold},
  journal={2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-3}
}
A new compact electrically controlled surface plasmon polariton (SPP) absorption modulator operating at communication wavelengths is introduced. The modulator is controlled by changing the free carrier density and thereby the propagation loss of the SPP.