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Electrifying plasmonics on silicon

The realization of electrical sources of surface plasmon polaritons using complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology is a significant step towards silicon-compatible nanoscale photonic devices.

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Figure 1: An artist's rendition of an SPP source.

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Figure 2: Schematic of an incoherent plasmonic slot source coupled to a low-loss dielectric waveguide.

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