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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1801–1807

Two-photon absorption in photonic nanowires made from photonic crystals

Mahi R. Singh  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 1801-1807 (2009)

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We have studied the phenomenon of two-photon absorption in photonic nanowires doped with an ensemble of four-level nanoparticles. The photonic nanowire is made from two photonic crystals, A and B, where A is embedded in B. Photons are confined in the nanowire due to the band structure engineering of photonic crystals. It is considered that one of the resonance levels of nanoparticles lies near a photon-bound state of the nanowire. The two-photon absorption coefficient has been calculated using the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. It is found that there is an inhibition of two-photon absorption in the system. This is due to the strong coupling between nanoparticles and the nanowire.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching
(060.6718) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, circuit
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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Original Manuscript: April 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2009
Published: August 28, 2009

Mahi R. Singh, "Two-photon absorption in photonic nanowires made from photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1801-1807 (2009)

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