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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1329–1334

Microresonator-based all-optical transistor

B. D. Clader and S. M. Hendrickson  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 1329-1334 (2013)

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We present theoretical estimates for a low-loss, all-optical transistor using a microresonator device whose fields interact evanescently with rubidium vapor. We use a four-level, electromagnetically induced absorption scheme to couple the light fields of the transistor. We show results indicating that a weak control beam with less than single-photon intensities can switch a much stronger signal beam with switching contrast of greater than 25 dB and loss less than 0.5 dB.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

B. D. Clader and S. M. Hendrickson, "Microresonator-based all-optical transistor," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1329-1334 (2013)

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