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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
All-Optical Switching in Photonic Crystals (QWA)

Ultrafast Optical Bistability in an InP-Based Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystal

Alejandro M. Yacomotti, Fabrice Raineri, Gabriele Vecchi, Paul Monnier, Badhise Ben Bakir, Christian Seassal, Xavier Letartre, Pierre Viktorovitch, L. Di Cioccio, J. M. Fedeli, Rama Raj, and Ariel Levenson

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Ultrafast optical bistability is demonstrated at 1550nm in an InP-based two-dimensional photonic crystal distributed resonator. A low intensity threshold of 4kW/cm2 is observed, with a contrast of 65% between the high and low reflectivity states.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

A. M. Yacomotti, F. Raineri, G. Vecchi, P. Monnier, B. Ben Bakir, C. Seassal, X. Letartre, P. Viktorovitch, L. Di Cioccio, J. M. Fedeli, R. Raj, and A. Levenson, "Ultrafast Optical Bistability in an InP-Based Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystal," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper QWA2.

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