We investigate theoretically the performance limits for nonlinear all-optical switching devices incorporating photonic crystals. Due to dispersion significant performance enhancement are achieved only in materials combining high nonlinearity, high index contrast and high damage threshold.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
J. B. Khurgin, "Performance of Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Devices at High Bit Rates.," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QMF2.
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