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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
CLEO/QELS Poster Session III (JThA)

Role of Carrier Diffusion and Recombination in Photonic Crystal Nanocavity Optical Switches

Takasumi Tanabe, Hideaki Taniyama, and Masaya Notomi

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Abstract

We studied the spatio-temporal behavior of the carriers in photonic crystal nanocavities and showed that diffusion enables fast switching, which is the advantage of nanocavity switches over other larger optical switches.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

Citation
T. Tanabe, H. Taniyama, and M. Notomi, "Role of Carrier Diffusion and Recombination in Photonic Crystal Nanocavity Optical Switches," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA77.
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