Cuicui Lu

Peking University, Beijing, Beijing Shi, China

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Publications (14)46.4 Total impact

  • Advanced Optical Materials. 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: We proposed a novel meta-structure of gold/graphene trimers and realized ultrasfast and ultra-low power all-optical tunable plasmon-induced transparency around 1150 nm. The nonlinear susceptibility of graphene/ITO film was up to 2.90×10-5 esu.
    CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science; 06/2014
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    ABSTRACT: Optical computing opens up the possibility for the realization of ultrahigh-speed and ultrawide-band information processing. Integrated all-optical logic comparator is one of the indispensable core components of optical computing systems. Unfortunately, up to now, no any nanoscale all-optical logic comparator suitable for on-chip integration applications has been realized experimentally. Here, we report a subtle and effective technical solution to circumvent the obstacles of inherent Ohmic losses of metal and limited propagation length of SPPs. A nanoscale all-optical logic comparator suitable for on-chip integration applications is realized in plasmonic circuits directly. The incident single-bit (or dual-bit) logic signals can be compared and the comparison results are endowed with different logic encodings. An ultrabroad operating wavelength range from 700 to 1000 nm, and an ultrahigh output logic-state contrast-ratio of more than 25 dB are realized experimentally. No high power requirement is needed. Though nanoscale SPP light source and the logic comparator device are integrated into the same plasmonic chip, an ultrasmall feature size is maintained. This work not only paves a way for the realization of complex logic device such as adders and multiplier, but also opens up the possibility for realizing quantum solid chips based on plasmonic circuits.
    Scientific Reports 01/2014; 4:3869. · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Multi-color photon sorting is realized on the basis of plasmonic microcavities etched in a gold film coated with a polyvinyl alcohol layer. Both wide-band unidirectional surface plasmon polariton launchers and plasmonic microcavities are integrated on-chip. The physical mechanism of the multi-color photon sorting function is attributed as the plasmonic stop bands prohibiting the surface plasmon polariton propagation in a broad wavelength range, while the plasmonic microcavities selectively permit several surface plasmon polaritons to pass, on the basis of the photon tunneling effect. Incident continuous wave lasers with wavelengths of 800, 840, and 880 nm are separated, and decoupled from different output ports. The operating wavelength can be tuned by adjusting the refractive index of the covering polymer layer.
    Journal of Optics 01/2014; 16(1):5003-. · 2.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nanoscale multichannel filter is realized in plasmonic circuits directly, which consists of four plasmonic nanocavities coupled via a plasmonic waveguide etched in a gold film. The feature device size is only 1.35 μm, which is reduced by five orders of magnitude compared with previous reports. The optical channels are formed by transparency windows of plasmon-induced transparencies. A shift of 45 nm in the central wavelengths of optical channels is obtained when the plasmonic coupled-nanocavities are covered with a 100-nm-thick poly(methyl methacrylate) layer. This work opens up the possibility for the realization of solid quantum chips based on plasmonic circuits.
    Applied Physics Letters 01/2014; 104(22):221114-221114-5. · 3.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Plasmonic devices and circuits, bridging the gap between integrated photonic and microelectronic technology, are promising candidates to realize on-chip ultrawide-band and ultrahigh-speed information processing. Unfortunately, the wideband surface plasmon source, one of the most important core components of integrated plasmonic circuits, is still unavailable up to now. This has seriously restricted the practical applications of plasmonic circuits. Here, we report an ultrawide-band unidirectional surface plasmon polariton launcher with high launching efficiency ratio and large extinction ratio, realized by combining plasmonic bandgap engineering and linear interference effect. This device offers excellent performances over an ultrabroad wavelength range from 690 to 900 nm, together with a high average launching efficiency ratio of 1.25, large average extinction ratio of 30 dB, and ultracompact lateral dimension of less than 4 um. Compared with previous reports, the operating bandwidth is enlarged 210 folds, while the largest launching efficiency ratio, largest extinction ratio, and small feature size are maintained simultaneously. This provides a strategy for constructing on-chip surface plasmon source, and also paving the way for the study of integrated plasmonic circuits.
    Advanced Optical Materials. 08/2013; 1(11).
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    ABSTRACT: A ferroelectric hybrid plasmonic waveguide, made of a polycrystal lithium niobate waveguide separated from a gold film by a silicon dioxide isolation layer, is fabricated by use of laser molecular beam epitaxy growth, electron beam evaporation, and focused ion beam etching. Strong subwavelength mode confinement and excellent long-range propagation are achieved simultaneously for the hybrid plasmonic mode. An all-optical logic OR gate is also realized based on the ferroelectric hybrid plasmonic waveguide. This may provide a way for the study of all-optical logic gates and integrated photonic circuits.
    Plasmonics 01/2013; 8(2). · 2.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Optical computing uses photons as information carriers, opening up the possibility for ultrahigh-speed and ultrawide-band information processing. Integrated all-optical logic devices are indispensible core components of optical computing systems. However, up to now, little experimental progress has been made in nanoscale all-optical logic discriminators, which have the function of discriminating and encoding incident light signals according to wavelength. Here, we report a strategy to realize a nanoscale all-optical logic discriminator based on plasmonic bandgap engineering in a planar plasmonic microstructure. Light signals falling within different operating wavelength ranges are differentiated and endowed with different logic state encodings. Compared with values previously reported, the operating bandwidth is enlarged by one order of magnitude. Also the SPP light source is integrated with the logic device while retaining its ultracompact size. This opens up a way to construct on-chip all-optical information processors and artificial intelligence systems.
    Scientific Reports 01/2013; 3:2778. · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report an all-optical logic binary encoder based on two asymmetric plasmonic nanogrooves etched in a gold film coated a polyvinyl alcohol layer. The physical mechanism originates from the unique capability of plasmonic nanogrooves in modulating the propagation properties of surface plasmon polaritons. The incident signal lights dropping in different wavelength regions are endowed with different logic state encodings. In such an ultracompact device with a feature size of only 2.4 μm, the coupling of free-space signal lights to surface plasmon polaritons and the on-chip encoding are integrated together, which is much suitable for practical integration applications.
    Applied Physics Letters 01/2013; 103(12):121107-121107-5. · 3.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report realizations of nanoscale integrated all-optical XNOR, XOR, NOT, and OR logic gates using plasmonic slot waveguides based on linear interference between surface plasmon polariton modes. The miniature device size with lateral dimensions smaller than 5 μm, precisely controlled optical phase difference, and quasi-monochromatic surface plasmon polariton modes excited by a continuous wave 830-nm laser beam ensure a high intensity contrast ratio of 24 dB between the output logic states '1' and '0'. Compared with previous reported results, the intensity contrast ratio is enhanced four-fold whereas the lateral dimension is reduced four-fold. These compact logic devices are stable, robust, free from environmental impact, and much suitable for practical on-chip applications. These also provide a means to construct all-optical logic devices and nanophotonic processors.
    Nano Letters 11/2012; · 13.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We experimentally realize a nanoscale all-optical diode in a photonic crystal heterostructure with broken spatial inversion symmetry, performing independent of optical nonlinearity. The physical mechanism lies in unique dispersion relations of the photonic crystal and the transition of incident light between different electromagnetic Bloch modes. An ultrahigh transmission contrast of 10(3) order, a large operating bandwidth of over 50 nm, and an ultralow photon intensity of less than 10 kW/cm(2) are reached simultaneously.
    Optics Letters 12/2011; 36(23):4668-70. · 3.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We experimentally realize an all-optical diode in a photonic crystal heterostructure with broken spatial inversion symmetry. The physical mechanism is attributed to bandgaps only for certain wavevectors and the transition between different electromagnetic Bloch modes, without any nonlinearity and high power requirement. An ultralow photon intensity of 50 kW/cm<sup>2</sup> and an ultrahigh transmission contrast of over 10<sup>3</sup> are reached simultaneously. Compared with previous reported all-optical diodes, the operating power is reduced by seven orders of magnitude, while the transmission contrast is enlarged by two orders of magnitude. This approach may open a way for the study of integrated photonic devices.
    Applied Physics Letters 09/2011; · 3.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We experimentally demonstrate a large third-order nonlinear susceptibility for a nanocomposite made of poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] doped with silver nanoprisms at 1,550 nm, achieved based on nonlinearity enhancement associated with strong surface plasmon resonance. The nonlinear refractive index reaches −1.37 × 10−12 m2/W, which is three orders of magnitude larger than that of pure poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene]. An ultrafast response time of 18.7 ps is reached using fast energy transfer from excited states of organic molecules to silver nanoprisms. A low-power and ultrafast nanocomposite photonic crystal all-optical switching is also realized.
    Plasmonics 7(1). · 2.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An all-optical tunable nanoscale wavelength-division multiplexing device is realized theoretically based on a plasmonic microstructure, which is composed of a silver film coated with a monolayer colloidal crystal made of cholesteryl iodide-doped polystyrene. The physical mechanism is attributed to the variation of surface plasmon polariton modes and guided modes caused by pump-laser-induced refractive index change of cholesteryl iodide. An up to 90-nm shift in the resonant wavelength of optical channels can be reached under excitation of a 500 mJ/cm2 pump laser. The number of optical channels can be tuned by adjusting the structure parameters of the monolayer colloidal crystal. This may open a new way for the study of integrated photonic devices.
    Plasmonics 7(4). · 2.43 Impact Factor