Plasmon-induced transparency with detuned ultracompact Fabry-Perot resonators in integrated plasmonic devices

Institute of Sensors, Signals and Electrotechnics (SENSE), University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Alle 1, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark.
Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.49). 02/2011; 19(4):3251-7. DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.003251
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We demonstrate the realization of on-chip plasmonic analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in integrated plasmonic devices using detuned Fabry-Perot resonators aperture-side-coupled to a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguide, with the transmission peak occurring at the intermediate wavelength. Strong MIM mode confinement along with localized side-coupling allows one to realize subwavelength photonic components with EIT-like transmission. Numerical results show that MIM components exhibiting pronounced EIT-like spectra in near infrared with the footprint of < 0.15 μm2 and group index of ~26 can be designed.

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    • "It has attracted enormous attention due to its important applications in nanophotonics, quantum optics, and integrated photonic devices [2]. Recent studies have demonstrated that the PIT, a plasmonic analogue of EIT, can be realized in classical system due to the similar interference effects, such as MIM waveguide with detuned ultracompact Fabry-Perot (FP) resonators [3] and coupledresonator-induced transparency [4]. Since the PIT linewidth can be made extremely narrow and it features strong dispersion within the transparency window, and thus PIT phenomenon can find important applications in slow light devices [5]. "
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    • "In fact, EIT-like phenomenon has attracted great interest in recent years, which can be achieved in the dielectric siliconon-insulator (SOI) and photonic crystal (PC) waveguides [4– 11]. It can be also achieved in the plasmonic nano-structures, ranging from those realized in surface plasmon polariton waveguides [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] to metamaterials [21] [22] [23] [24]. Combining the EIT-like principle with LR-AHAS waveguides, the scalable (cascaded) coherent-interference-induced transparency (CIT) systems consisting of coupled and detuned DSB filters with a narrow bandwidth of 1.6 nm and abrupt phase dispersion are proposed and systematically demonstrated as the critical step to pave the new pathway of achieving bandwidth-compression , slow-light, and high-channel-count bandpass filters. "
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    • "2. Theoretical analysis: The novel resonator systems consists of four-ring resonators evanescently side coupled with a pair of signal waveguides. When light is coupled into all the ring resonators, the four rings form a Fabry-Pérot (FP)-like cavity [8] shown by the black dotted line in Fig. 1a. We repeated the CRIT effect with four rings by analogy with that of two rings. "
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