Multi-bi- and tri-stability using nonlinear plasmonic Fano resonators

Muhammad Amin, Mohamed Farhat, Hakan Bagci

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A plasmonic Fano resonator embedding Kerr nonlinearity is used to achieve multi-bi- and tri-stability. Fano resonance is obtained by inducing higher-order plasmon modes on metallic surfaces via geometrical symmetry breaking. The presence of the multiple higher order plasmon modes provides the means for producing multi-bi- or tri-stability in the response of the resonator when it is loaded with a material with Kerr nonlinearity. The multi-stability in the response of the proposed resonator enables its use in three-state all optical memory and switching applications. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781479912322
StatePublished - Sep 2013


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