We show excitable optical pulses in an InP-based Photonic Crystal slab close to bistable operation. Possible applications of excitability such as the realisation of all-optical delay lines in coupled micro cavities will be discussed.
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A. Yacomotti, P. Monnier, F. Raineri, R. Raj, and A. Levenson, "From Fast Optical Bistability to Thermo-Optical Excitability in a Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystal," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QTuC6.
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