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A Photonic Switch Based on a Hybrid Combination of Metallic Nanoholes and Phase-change Vanadium Dioxide

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, July 2018
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Title
A Photonic Switch Based on a Hybrid Combination of Metallic Nanoholes and Phase-change Vanadium Dioxide
Published in
Scientific Reports, July 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-29476-6
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Miao Sun, Mohammad Taha, Sumeet Walia, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram, William Shieh, Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan

Abstract

A photonic switch is an integral part of optical telecommunication systems. A plasmonic bandpass filter integrated with materials exhibiting phase transition can be used as a thermally reconfigurable optical switch. This paper presents the design and demonstration of a broadband photonic switch based on an aluminium nanohole array on quartz utilising the semiconductor-to-metal phase transition of vanadium dioxide. The fabricated switch shows an operating range over 650 nm around the optical communication C, L, and U band with maximum 20%, 23% and 26% transmission difference in switching in the C band, L band, and U band, respectively. The extinction ratio is around 5 dB in the entire operation range. This architecture is a precursor for developing micron-size photonic switches and ultra-compact modulators for thin film photonics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 26%
Unspecified 3 16%
Student > Master 2 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Other 5 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 5 26%
Materials Science 5 26%
Unspecified 4 21%
Physics and Astronomy 4 21%
Chemistry 1 5%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2018.
All research outputs
#3,267,834
of 13,350,484 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#19,587
of 64,523 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#83,707
of 267,443 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#9
of 52 outputs
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