Light-switching-light optical transistor based on metallic nanoparticle cross-chains geometry incorporating Kerr nonlinearity

AbdelMalek, Fathi and Aroua, Walid and Haxha, Shyqyri and Flint, Ian (2016) Light-switching-light optical transistor based on metallic nanoparticle cross-chains geometry incorporating Kerr nonlinearity. Annalen der Physik, . ISSN 0003-3804. E-ISSN 1521-3889. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201500344) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/andp.201500344

Abstract

In this research work, we propose all-optical transistor based on metallic nanoparticle cross-chains geometry. The geometry of the proposed device consists of two silver nanoparticle chains arranged along the x- and z-axis. The x-chain contains a Kerr nonlinearity, the source beam is set at the left side of the later, while the control beam is located at the top side of the z-chain. The control beam can turn ON and OFF the light transmission of an incoming light. We report a theoretical model of a very small all-optical transistor proof-of-conceptmade of optical ‘light switching light'concept. We show that the transmission efficiency strongly depends on the control beam and polarization of the incoming light. We investigate the influence of a perfect reflector and reflecting substrate on the transmission of the optical signal when the control beam is turned ON and OFF. These new findings make our unique design a potential candidate for future highly-integrated optical information processing chips.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: integrated optics; optical transistor; Kerr nonlinearity; surface plasmon polaritons
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC355 Optics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 15:09 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 13:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56005 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):