Towards plasmonic lasers for optical interconnects

V. Dolores-Calzadilla, A. Fiore, M. K. Smit
2012 2012 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)  
A plasmonic laser structure coupled to a dielectric waveguide is proposed and investigated by rigorous simulations. Modal characteristics, such as propagation loss and confinement factor were obtained for a wavelength of . In addition, FDTD (Finite-Difference Time-Domain) simulations were used to calculate the reflectivity from the end facets of the laser structure and also to calculate the coupling between the laser and a dielectric waveguide. Simulations show that a threshold gain of is
more » ... ed to compensate the total loss in a wide and long laser, which can be achievable at room temperature.
doi:10.1109/icton.2012.6254472 fatcat:6wkdkv2z4vbcli3z4q7na6mhie