We outline the prospects for ultrafast modulators based on dispersion-engineered photonic crystal waveguides. Due to the slow light enhancement, devices of 100-200 micrometers length can be realised that operate over a >10 nm bandwidth.
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T. Krauss, "Ultra-Compact Optical Switch Based on Photonic Crystal Waveguides," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OWC2.
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