Performance of Electro-Optical Plasmonic Ring Resonators at Telecom Wavelengths

Opt Express. 2012 Jan 30;20(3):2354-62. doi: 10.1364/OE.20.002354.


In this work we report on the characteristics of an electro-optical dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguide ring resonator. By doping the dielectric host matrix with an electro-optical material and designing an appropriate set of planar electrodes, we measured a 16% relative change of transmission upon application of a controlled electric field. We have analyzed the temporal response of the device and conclude that electrostriction of the host matrix is playing a dominating role in the transmission response.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Electronics / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Optical Devices*
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance / instrumentation*
  • Telecommunications / instrumentation*