U-Shaped Switches for Optical Information Processing at the Nanoscale (pages 2573–2576)
Ventsislav K. Valev, Alejandro V. Silhanek, Ben De Clercq, Werner Gillijns, Yogesh Jeyaram, Xuezhi Zheng, Vladimir Volskiy, Oleg A. Aktsipetrov, Guy A. E. Vandenbosch, Marcel Ameloot, Victor V. Moshchalkov and Thierry Verbiest
Article first published online: 27 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201100752
Information is transmitted from a beam of light to the plasmonic outputs of U-shaped nanostructures via four distinct logical states, depending on the polarization of the incoming light. Upon coupling the output extremities of the U-shaped switches to plasmonic metamaterial waveguides, information could be channeled through an all-optical circuit.