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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2141–2146

Enhancing all-optical switching by localizing the control and signal light fields in the same defect region

Hui Zou, Guan-Quan Liang, and He-Zhou Wang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2141-2146 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.002141


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Abstract

We suggest an efficient mechanism for all-optical switching in one-dimensional photonic heterostructures based on the combined use of two resonant modes that have strong enhancement of their electric fields in the same defect region. By exciting the low-quality resonant mode with the low-intensity pump beam, one can very efficiently shift the spectral position of the high-quality resonant mode and thus control the propagation of a signal beam. For a Al Ga As Si O 2 heterostructure with two GaAs defect layers, we numerically demonstrate all-optical switching at a peak pumping intensity lower than 20 mW mm 2 . Moreover, it is of great benefit to practical application that the frequency interval between the two resonant modes is adjustable in a wide range.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2007
Published: August 6, 2007

Citation
Hui Zou, Guan-Quan Liang, and He-Zhou Wang, "Enhancing all-optical switching by localizing the control and signal light fields in the same defect region," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2141-2146 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-9-2141

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