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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 443–449

Nonlinear resonant control of cross-cut photonic flows

Alexander A. Zharov, Daria A. Smirnova, and Alexander I. Smirnov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 443-449 (2012)

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We introduce the concept of a resonant tunneling photonic nanotriode that makes possible the mutual control of cross-cut light flows. The idea of this concept is based on the strong resonant interaction between the nearly phase-matched quasi-localized eigenmode of nonlinear planar dielectric waveguides and incident beams. We demonstrate that by means of variation of input guided wave intensities even small nonlinear phase mismatches may switch the bistable system from one equilibrium state to another and back, resulting in deep modulation of beam reflection and transmission coefficients due to the exchange between trapped and free photons. The suggested nanosize device can also serve as light amplifier, light modulator, controlled coupler, light flows divider, etc.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2011
Published: February 23, 2012

Alexander A. Zharov, Daria A. Smirnova, and Alexander I. Smirnov, "Nonlinear resonant control of cross-cut photonic flows," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 443-449 (2012)

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