U-shaped switches for optical information processing at the nanoscale

Ventsislav K. Valev, Alejandro V. Silhanek, Ben De Clercq, Werner Gillijns, Yogesh Jeyaram, Xuezhi Zheng, Vladimir Volskiy, Oleg A. Aktsipetrov, Guy A E Vandenbosch, Marcel Ameloot, Victor V. Moshchalkov, Thierry Verbiest

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Abstract

Information is transmitted from a beam of light to the plasmonic outputs of U-shaped nanostructures via four distinct logical states, depending on the polarization of the incoming light. Upon coupling the output extremities of the U-shaped switches to plasmonic metamaterial waveguides, information could be channeled through an all-optical circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2573-2576
Number of pages4
JournalSmall
Volume7
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • metamaterials
  • nanostructures
  • second-harmonic generation
  • surface plasmon resonance
  • switches

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    Valev, V. K., Silhanek, A. V., De Clercq, B., Gillijns, W., Jeyaram, Y., Zheng, X., Volskiy, V., Aktsipetrov, O. A., Vandenbosch, G. A. E., Ameloot, M., Moshchalkov, V. V., & Verbiest, T. (2011). U-shaped switches for optical information processing at the nanoscale. Small, 7(18), 2573-2576. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201100752