Loss compensation in metal-loaded hybrid plasmonic waveguides using Yb3+ potassium double tungstate gain materials

Sonia Maria García Blanco, Mustafa Sefünç, M.H. van Voorden, Markus Pollnau

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    Abstract

    The compensation of propagation losses of plasmonic nanowaveguides will constitute an important milestone towards the widespread use of these structures as enabling components for highly dense, fast, on-chip nanophotonic circuitry. Rare-earth doped double tungstate gain materials can not only provide elevated modal gain per unit length, but are capable of the amplification of very high rate signals, making them excellent potential candidates for such application. In this paper, a model that permits simulating plasmonic structures in rare-earth doped potassium double tungstates is described. The model is applied to study the achievable net gain in metal-loaded hybrid plasmonic waveguides with different structural parameters.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2012
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages-
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)2161-2056
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
    Event14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2012 - University of Warwik, Coventry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2 Jul 20125 Jul 2012
    Conference number: 14

    Publication series

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    PublisherIEEE
    ISSN (Print)2161-2056

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2012
    Abbreviated titleICTON
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCoventry
    Period2/07/125/07/12

    Keywords

    • loss compensation
    • metal-loaded hybrid plasmonic waveguides
    • plasmonic structure simulation
    • rare-earth doped double tungstate gain materials
    • propagation losses
    • METIS-296136
    • Yb3+ potassium double tungstate gain materials
    • KY(WO4)2
    • on-chip nanophotonic circuitry
    • IR-82134
    • EWI-22460

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