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Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
July 12-17, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-873-5
Joint IPNRA/SL Session: Slow Light Effects in Integrated Photonics Structures (JMA)

All Optical Switching in Silicon-on-Insulator Photonic Wire Nano-Cavities

Michele Belotti, Matteo Galli, Dario Gerace, Lucio C. Andreani, Giorgio Guizzetti, Ahmad R. Md Zain, Nigel P. Johnson, Marc Sorel, and Richard M. De La Rue


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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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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

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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