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Nonlinear Photonics
Colorado Springs, Colorado United States
June 17-21, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-946-6
Joint NP and BGPP Postdeadline Session (JW4D)

Low-Power All-Optical Switching through Frozen Light at Degenerate Band Edges

Nadav Gutman, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Falk Eilenberger, and Martijn de C. Sterke  »View Author Affiliations


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We predict that nonlinear waveguides designed to support frozen light at degenerate band edges enable tunable bistable response and orders-of-magnitude lower all-optical switching threshold compared to conventional slow-light at regular band-edges.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

N. Gutman, A. A. Sukhorukov, F. Eilenberger, and M. d. C. Sterke, "Low-Power All-Optical Switching through Frozen Light at Degenerate Band Edges," in Advanced Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4D.2.

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