TITLE

High-contrast all optical bistable switching in coupled nonlinear photonic crystal microcavities

AUTHOR(S)
Shaohui Li; Xuhong Cai
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/29/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 13, p131114
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We present a photonic crystal configuration consisting of a waveguide directly coupled to two microcavities with instantaneous Kerr nonlinearity. We prove that such a configuration can function as a high contrast all optical switch with properly misaligning the resonant frequencies of the constitutional photonic crystal microcavities.
ACCESSION #
48943866

 

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