We present a detailed simulation study on plasmonic-organic hybrid electro-optic modulators based on coupled symmetric or asymmetric plasmonic slots. An electro-optic polymer is exploited as an active material, and the device is compatible with a silicon photonics platform. The proposed device operates at 1550 nm wavelength, typical of data center or long-haul telecommunication systems. The device performance in terms of area, plasmonic losses, optical bandwidth, intrinsic modulation bandwidth and energy dissipation are comparable to already proposed Mach-Zehnder solutions, but with potentially better extinction ratio, coupling losses due to photonic-plasmonic transitions, and flexibility in exploiting, without any performance penalty, asymmetric slots to shift the ON and OFF states bias. Finally, the bias dependence of the modulation chirp is investigated, comparing through and cross-coupling configurations.

Analysis and Design of Plasmonic-Organic Hybrid Electro-Optic Modulators Based on Directional Couplers / Tibaldi, A.; Ghomashi, M.; Bertazzi, F.; Vallone, M.; Goano, M.; Ghione, G.. - In: IEEE PHOTONICS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1943-0655. - STAMPA. - 14:2(2022), p. 3015011. [10.1109/JPHOT.2022.3147687]

Analysis and Design of Plasmonic-Organic Hybrid Electro-Optic Modulators Based on Directional Couplers

Tibaldi A.;Ghomashi M.;Bertazzi F.;Vallone M.;Goano M.;Ghione G.
2022

Abstract

We present a detailed simulation study on plasmonic-organic hybrid electro-optic modulators based on coupled symmetric or asymmetric plasmonic slots. An electro-optic polymer is exploited as an active material, and the device is compatible with a silicon photonics platform. The proposed device operates at 1550 nm wavelength, typical of data center or long-haul telecommunication systems. The device performance in terms of area, plasmonic losses, optical bandwidth, intrinsic modulation bandwidth and energy dissipation are comparable to already proposed Mach-Zehnder solutions, but with potentially better extinction ratio, coupling losses due to photonic-plasmonic transitions, and flexibility in exploiting, without any performance penalty, asymmetric slots to shift the ON and OFF states bias. Finally, the bias dependence of the modulation chirp is investigated, comparing through and cross-coupling configurations.
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