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The plasmonics modulator technology has been developed for more than 6 years at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Key to our technology is the coupling of light with electrons at a metal surface. Light is coupled to the metal surface as Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs). This way we are able to confine light below the diffraction limit.

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Size


Bandwith


Energy Consumption


Market Volume


Maturity


Polariton


0.01 mm


>500 GHz


10 fJ/bit


Very high volume


First products 2021


Lithium Niobate


100 mm


35 GHz


1000 fJ/bit


Low volume


In operation for > 20 years


Silicon Photonics


5 mm


40 GHz


100 fJ/bit


High volume


First products emerging


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    All-plasmonic Mach–Zehnder modulator enabling optical high-speed communication at the microscale

    Authors: C. Haffner, W. Heni, Y. Fedoryshyn, J. Niegemann, A. Melikyan, D. L. Elder, B. Baeuerle, Y. Salamin, A. Josten, U. Koch, C. Hoessbacher, F. Ducry, L. Juchli, A. Emboras, D. Hillerkuss, M. Kohl, L. R. Dalton, C. Hafner & J. Leuthold.

    Published: 27 July 2015 Nature Photonics volume 9, pages525–528 (2015)

    Plasmonic Organic Hybrid Modulators—Scaling Highest Speed Photonics to the Microscale

    Christian HaffnerWolfgang HeniYuriy FedoryshynArne JostenBenedikt BaeuerleClaudia HoessbacherYannick Salamin and more

    C. Haffner et al., “Plasmonic Organic Hybrid Modulators—Scaling Highest Speed Photonics to the Microscale,” in Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 104, no. 12, pp. 2362-2379, Dec. 2016, doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2016.2547990.

    High-speed plasmonic modulator in a single metal layer

    Masafumi Ayata, Yuriy Fedoryshyn, Wolfgang Heni, Benedikt Baeuerle, Arne Josten, Marco Zahner, Ueli Koch, Yannick Salamin, Claudia Hoessbacher, Christian Haffner, Delwin L. Elder, Larry R. Dalton, Juerg Leuthold. 

    Science  03 Nov 2017:
    Vol. 358, Issue 6363, pp. 630-632
    DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5953

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