Design and analysis of ultra-compact EO polymer modulators based on hybrid plasmonic microring resonators.

Abstract

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 3.6 V, 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.

DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.020041

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@article{Lou2013DesignAA, title={Design and analysis of ultra-compact EO polymer modulators based on hybrid plasmonic microring resonators.}, author={Fei Lou and Daoxin Dai and Lars Thyl{\'e}n and Lech Wosinski}, journal={Optics express}, year={2013}, volume={21 17}, pages={20041-51} }