On-chip detection of radiation guided by dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides

Z. Han, I. P. Radko, N. Mazurski, B. Desiatov, J. Beermann, O. Albrektsen, U. Levy, S. I. Bozhevolnyi

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We report a novel approach for on-chip electrical detection of the radiation guided by dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides (DLSPPW) and DLSPPW-based components. The detection is realized by fabricating DLSPPW components on the surface of a gold (Au) pad supported by a silicon (Si) substrate supplied with aluminum pads facilitating electrical connections, with the gold pad being perforated in a specific location below the DLSPPWs in order to allow a portion of the DLSPPW-guided radiation to leak into the Si-substrate, where it is absorbed and electrically detected. We present two-dimensional photocurrent maps obtained when the laser beam is scanning across the gold pad containing the fabricated DLSPPW components that are excited via grating couplers located at the DLSPPW tapered terminations. By comparing photocurrent signals obtained when scanning over a DLSPPW straight waveguide with those related to a DLSPPW racetrack resonator, we first determine the background signal level and then the corrected DLSPPW resonator spectral response, which is found consistent with that obtained from full wave numerical simulations. The approach developed can be extended to other plasmonic waveguide configurations and advantageously used for rapid characterization of complicated plasmonic circuits.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNano Letters
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)476-480
ISSN1530-6984
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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