All optical switching in a silicon-on-insulator wire with a 1D photonic crystal nanocavity with ultra-high quality factor operating at telecom wavelengths is presented. Switching is performed with control pulse energy of only 20 fJ.
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M. Belotti, M. Galli, D. Gerace, L. C. Andreani, G. Guizzetti, A. R. Md Zain, N. P. Johnson, M. Sorel, and R. M. De La Rue, "All Optical Switching in Silicon-on-Insulator Photonic Wire Nano-Cavities," in Advances in Optical Sciences Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JMA3.
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