Patterning Effects in Ultrafast All-Optical Photonic Crystal Nanocavity Switches

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    Abstract

    All-optical switches are expected to play a key role in increasing the bandwidth of future communication networks by replacing slower electronic components for certain signal processing tasks. Previous work has demonstrated the possibility of switching a single pulse [1,2]. However, a more realistic investigation of the switching performance requires longer random pulse sequences, since detrimental effects may accumulate over time scales longer than one pulse duration. This has been investigated for switches based on semiconductor optical amplifiers [3], but in this work the focus is on a photonic crystal material system, which facilitates a high level of integration with other components such as waveguides, light sources, beam splitters, etc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC)
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2011
    PagesCI2_3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0533-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference 2011 - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011
    http://2011.cleoeurope.org/

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference 2011
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period22/05/201126/05/2011
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