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Ultrafast developments

Recent research suggests that plasmonics may offer a route to the development of modulators with terahertz bandwidths, many orders of magnitude faster than today's devices.

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Figure 1: How plasmonics enables a convergence of semiconductor electronics and nonlinear optics at previously unimaginable length- and timescales.


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Cao, L., Brongersma, M. Ultrafast developments. Nature Photon 3, 12–13 (2009).

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