Examining nanophotonics for integrated hybrid systems: a review of plasmonic interconnects and modulators using traditional and alternative materials [Invited]

N. Kinsey, M. Ferrera, V. M. Shalaev, A. Boltasseva

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The scaling that has governed the continual increase in density, performance, and efficiency of electronic devices is rapidly reaching its inevitable limitations. In order to sustain the trend of ever-increasing bandwidth and performance, new technologies are being considered. Among the many competitors, nanophotonic technologies are especially poised to have an impact on the field of integrated devices. Here, we examine the available technologies, both traditional photonics and plasmonics, with emphasis on the latter. A summary of the previous advances in the field of nanophotonics (interconnects and modulators), along with more recent works investigating novel and CMOS-compatible materials, are presented with a graphical comparison of their performance. We suggest that nanophotonic technologies offer key advantages for future hybrid electrophotonic devices, where the movement toward new material platforms is a precursor to high-performance, industry-ready devices. (C) 2014 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-142
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Keywords

  • POLARITON WAVE-GUIDES
  • TRIANGULAR METAL WEDGES
  • PULSED-LASER DEPOSITION
  • ALL-OPTICAL MODULATION
  • THIN-FILMS
  • TITANIUM NITRIDE
  • SURFACE-PLASMONS
  • TELECOM WAVELENGTHS
  • ACTIVE PLASMONICS
  • TELECOMMUNICATION WAVELENGTHS

Cite this