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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Photonic Crystals (CThK)

Ultra-Fast Photonic Crystal/Quantum Dot All-Optical Switch for Future Photonic Networks

Hitoshi Nakamura, Yoshimasa Sugimoto, and Kiyoshi Asakawa

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We demonstrated a novel two-dimensional photonic-crystal based Symmetric-Mach-Zehnder-type all-optical switch (PC-SMZ) with InAs quantum dots acting as a nonlinear phase-shift source. The 600-µm-long PC-SMZ exhibited a 15-ps-wide switching-window at sufficiently low optical-energy of ~100 fJ.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

H. Nakamura, Y. Sugimoto, and K. Asakawa, "Ultra-Fast Photonic Crystal/Quantum Dot All-Optical Switch for Future Photonic Networks," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThK1.

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