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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9502–9515

Optimization of ultrafast all-optical resonator switching

Stephan Gulde, Asma Jebali, and Nikolaj Moll  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9502-9515 (2005)

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We present general optimization arguments for resonator-based all-optical switching. Several generic resonator geometries, namely Fabry-Perot resonators, circular gratings as well as micro-ring resonators, are discussed and their particular features highlighted. We establish analytical models which allow a direct comparison of the different all-optical switch geometries. For the parameter range investigated, we find a clear advantage of photonic band-gap resonators (based on Bragg-type reflection) over micro-ring resonators (based on total internal reflection).

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

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Original Manuscript: September 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Stephan Gulde, Asma Jebali, and Nikolaj Moll, "Optimization of ultrafast all-optical resonator switching," Opt. Express 13, 9502-9515 (2005)

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