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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
October 11-15, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-878-0
Optical Information Processing and Transport in the Age of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (FWB)

Electrically Driven Optical Modulator with a Strongly Coupled Quantum Dot

Andrei Faraon, Arka Majumdar, Hyochul Kim, Pierre Petroff, and Jelena Vučković


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The frequency of a quantum-dot strongly coupled to a photonic-crystal cavity was electrically controlled. Electro-optic modulation (150MHz) of a coherently coupled probe laser is demonstrated. Operation at 10GHz and ~1fJ/bit are achievable with this device.

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OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

A. Faraon, A. Majumdar, H. Kim, P. Petroff, and J. Vučković, "Electrically Driven Optical Modulator with a Strongly Coupled Quantum Dot," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper FWB5.

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