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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(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
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(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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