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Towards low-loss photonics

Low-loss composite systems based on integrating transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers on silicon nitride waveguides exhibit an unexpectedly strong electro-refractive response at near-infrared wavelengths, which is crucial for optical communications.

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Fig. 1: Performance comparison of the composite TMD system and other common materials.
Fig. 2: Electro-optical modulator based on composite TMD–SiN waveguides.

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Li, S.X., Strano, M.S. Towards low-loss photonics. Nat. Photonics 14, 197–198 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-020-0615-z

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