OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1999
  • pp: 70–73

All-optical switching with a nonlinear chiral photonic bandgap structure

P. Tran  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 70-73 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000070


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (207 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A pump–probe optical switching mechanism that uses a nonlinear chiral photonic bandgap structure is proposed. The switching is achieved by shifting the bandgap of the structure; the chirality permits the use of the same frequency for the pump and the probe beam. The pump beam is never transmitted, so there is no discrimination problem. A new extension of the finite-difference time-domain technique is developed to simulate the propagation of an electromagnetic wave in a Kerr nonlinear chiral medium.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

Citation
P. Tran, "All-optical switching with a nonlinear chiral photonic bandgap structure," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 70-73 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-1-70


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. For a review, see H. M. Gibbs, Optical Bistability: Controlling Light with Light (Academic, Orlando, 1985).
  2. S. R. Firberg, A. M. Weiner, Y. Silberberg, B. G. Sfez, and P. W. Smith, “Femtosecond switching in a dual-core-fiber nonlinear coupler,” Opt. Lett. 13, 904 (1988). [CrossRef]
  3. J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and J. S. Aichison, “One-dimensional spatial soliton dragging, trapping, and all-optical switching in AlGaAs waveguides,” Opt. Lett. 21, 189–191 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “Optical limiting and switching of ultrashort pulses in nonlinear photonic band gap materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368–1371 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. P. Tran, “Optical limiting and switching of short pulses by use of a nonlinear photonic bandgap structure with a defect,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2589–2595 (1997). [CrossRef]
  6. M. A. Krumbugel, J. N. Sweetser, D. N. Fittinghoff, K. W. DeLong, and R. Trebino, “Ultrafast optical switching by use of fully phase-matched cascaded second-order nonlinearities in a polarization-gate geometry,” Opt. Lett. 22, 245–247 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. Krijnen, G. I. Stegeman, I. Baumann, and W. Sohler, “All-optical switching in lithium niobate directional couplers with cascaded nonlinearity,” Opt. Lett. 21, 940–942 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. K. S. Yee, “Numerical solution of initial boundary value problems involving Maxwell’s equations in Isotropic Media,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. AP-14, 302–307 (1966).
  9. G. Mur, “Absorbing boundary conditions for finite-difference approximation of the time-domain electromagnetic field equations,” IEEE Trans. Electromagn. Compat. EMC-23, 1073–1077 (1981). [CrossRef]
  10. G. Maxein, H. Keller, B. M. Novak, and R. Zentel, “Opalescent cholesteric networks from chiral polyisocyanates in polystyrene,” Adv. Mater. 3, 341–345 (1998). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited