We demonstrate a novel ultra-fast high-contrast switching mechanism of two-level atoms driven by milliwatt picosecond pulse trains in PBG circuits with step-shaped density of states profiles. Possible application as low-threshold, multi-wavelength-channel all-optical transistors is discussed.
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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
X. Ma and S. John, "Ultra-Fast Quantum Dot Inversion and Switching in a Structured Electromagnetic Vacuum," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper IThE2.
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