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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Periodic Nonlinear Media (QTuC)

From Fast Optical Bistability to Thermo-Optical Excitability in a Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystal

Alejandro Yacomotti, Paul Monnier, Fabrice Raineri, Rama Raj, and Ariel Levenson

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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.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

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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