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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3335–3343

Analysis of bistable memory in silica toroid microcavity

Wataru Yoshiki and Takasumi Tanabe  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 3335-3343 (2012)

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We model the nonlinear response of a silica toroid microcavity using coupled-mode theory and a finite-element method, and successfully obtain Kerr bistable operation that does not suffer from the thermo-optic effect by optimizing the fiber-cavity coupling. Our rigorous analysis reveals the possibility of demonstrating a Kerr bistable memory with a memory holding time of 500 ns at an extremely low energy consumption.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

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Wataru Yoshiki and Takasumi Tanabe, "Analysis of bistable memory in silica toroid microcavity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3335-3343 (2012)

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