All optical switching in ultrashort photonic crystal couplers

Year: 2004

Authors: Locatelli A., Modotto D., Paloschi D., De Angelis C.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Elettronica per l’Automazione, Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (INFM), Universita di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Abstract: We demonstrate the possibility of performing all optical switching in ultrashort photonic crystal couplers. The proposed structure exploits the AlGaAs Kerr nonlinearity to obtain an ultracompact power-controlled switch. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal/Review: OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS (PRINT)

Volume: 237 (1-3)      Pages from: 97  to: 102

KeyWords: Photonic Crystals
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2004.03.081

Citations: 38
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