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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20949–20954

High transmission contrast for single resonator based all-optical diodes with pump-assisting

Xu-Sheng Lin, Jun-Hu Yan, Li-Jun Wu, and Sheng Lan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20949-20954 (2008)

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We present a detailed analysis of realizing the unidirectional transmission by using the bistability of a nonlinear optical resonator. We show that the transmission contrast can be enhanced by an order of magnitude if the upper branch of hysteresis loop is explored with pump-assisting. It provides all-optical diodes with simple configuration and high transmission contrast.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2008
Published: December 3, 2008

Xu-Sheng Lin, Jun-Hu Yan, Li-Jun Wu, and Sheng Lan, "High transmission contrast for single resonator based all-optical diodes with pump-assisting," Opt. Express 16, 20949-20954 (2008)

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