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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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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