All-optical switching is achieved at an extremely low energy by using silicon photonic crystal nanocavities with a large Q/V. They present the possibility of fabricating all-optical photonic integrated logic gates on a chip.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
T. Tanabe, A. Shinya, E. Kuramochi, and M. Notomi, "Nonlinear Switching in High-Q Photonic Crystal Nanocavities," in Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper IMD1.
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