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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1416–1422

Experimental and theoretical observations of the slow-light effect on a tunable photonic crystal

Matthieu Roussey, Fadi I. Baida, and Maria-Pilar Bernal  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 1416-1422 (2007)

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We describe how the susceptibility of a nonlinear material, such as lithium niobate, can change when the material is nanostructured. Indeed, we show, by the calculation of the local-field factor inside a photonic crystal, a significant augmentation of the susceptibility, especially at the edges of the photonic bandgap. In addition, and for the case of lithium niobate, we observe an increase of the second-order nonlinear coefficient. The experimental realization of an electro-optic tunable photonic crystal, based on a square lattice of holes, shows that the measured phenomenon completely agrees with the theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2007
Published: May 17, 2007

Matthieu Roussey, Fadi I. Baida, and Maria-Pilar Bernal, "Experimental and theoretical observations of the slow-light effect on a tunable photonic crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1416-1422 (2007)

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