Data Transmission and Thermo-Optic Tuning Performance of Dielectric-Loaded Plasmonic Structures Hetero-Integrated on a Silicon Chip

@article{Giannoulis2012DataTA,
  title={Data Transmission and Thermo-Optic Tuning Performance of Dielectric-Loaded Plasmonic Structures Hetero-Integrated on a Silicon Chip},
  author={Giannis Giannoulis and Dimitrios Kalavrouziotis and Dimitrios Apostolopoulos and Sotirios Papaioannou and Ashwani Kumar and Sergei I. Bozhevolnyi and Laurent Markey and Kahdijat Hassan and J-C. Weeber and Alain Dereux and Matthias Baus and Max Karl and Tolga Tekin and Odysseas C. Tsilipakos and Alexandros K Pitilakis and E. E. Kriezis and K. Vyrsokinos and Hercules Avramopoulos and Nikos Pleros},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={374-376}
}
We demonstrate experimental evidence of the data capture and the low-energy thermo-optic tuning credentials of dielectric-loaded plasmonic structures integrated on a silicon chip. We show 7-nm thermo-optical tuning of a plasmonic racetrack-resonator with less than 3.3 mW required electrical power and verify error-free 10-Gb/s transmission through a 60-μm-long dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguide.