We review the properties of photonic crystals in III–V materials from the prospective of light-matter interaction enhanced by “slow-light”. We discuss some key functions, namely the generation of a time delay and the nonlinear conversion. Compared to optical fibers, the typical scales, dispersion and nonlinear lengths are reduced to the mm range, thereby opening the possibility of on-chip all optical processing. That has been enabled by the minimisation of linear and nonlinear losses.
|Title of host publication||17th Microoptics Conference (MOC' 11)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||2011 17th Microoptics Conference (MOC) - Sendai, Japan|
Duration: 30 Oct 2011 → 2 Nov 2011
|Conference||2011 17th Microoptics Conference (MOC)|
|Period||30/10/2011 → 02/11/2011|