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Picosecond all-optical switching and dark pulse generation in a fibre-optic network using a plasmonic metamaterial absorber

Picosecond all-optical switching and dark pulse generation in a fibre-optic network using a plasmonic metamaterial absorber
Picosecond all-optical switching and dark pulse generation in a fibre-optic network using a plasmonic metamaterial absorber
Coherent interaction of two light waves on a film of subwavelength thickness provides remarkable opportunities for controlling intensity and polarization of light beams as well as all-optical image processing. Here we show that such interactions can be used for optical dark pulse generation and basic all-optical signal processing in fully fiberized coherent information networks with 1 THz bandwidth. With an encapsulated plasmonic metamaterial absorber operating in the telecommunications C-band, we demonstrate switching and dark pulse generation with 1 ps laser pulses.
coherent absorption, metamaterial, metasurface, optical fibre, all-optical modulator, dark pulses, coherent transparency
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Xomalis, Angelos
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Lacava, Cosimo
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David
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Plum, Eric
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Lacava, Cosimo
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David
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Xomalis, Angelos, Demirtzioglou, Iosif, Jung, Yongmin, Plum, Eric, Lacava, Cosimo, Petropoulos, Periklis, Richardson, David and Zheludev, Nikolai (2018) Picosecond all-optical switching and dark pulse generation in a fibre-optic network using a plasmonic metamaterial absorber. Applied Physics Letters, 113, 1-5. (doi:10.1063/1.5040829).

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Abstract

Coherent interaction of two light waves on a film of subwavelength thickness provides remarkable opportunities for controlling intensity and polarization of light beams as well as all-optical image processing. Here we show that such interactions can be used for optical dark pulse generation and basic all-optical signal processing in fully fiberized coherent information networks with 1 THz bandwidth. With an encapsulated plasmonic metamaterial absorber operating in the telecommunications C-band, we demonstrate switching and dark pulse generation with 1 ps laser pulses.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 July 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 31 July 2018
Published date: 2018
Keywords: coherent absorption, metamaterial, metasurface, optical fibre, all-optical modulator, dark pulses, coherent transparency

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Local EPrints ID: 422446
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422446
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 78085a23-3150-444f-9b2b-27ebf31e2c27
ORCID for Angelos Xomalis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8406-9571
ORCID for Iosif Demirtzioglou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3048-1768
ORCID for Eric Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for Cosimo Lacava: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9950-8642
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for David Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for Nikolai Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 24 Jul 2018 16:30
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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