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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21721–21730

Dynamic increase and decrease of photonic crystal nanocavity Q factors for optical pulse control

Jeremy Upham, Yoshinori Tanaka, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21721-21730 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021721


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Abstract

We introduce recent advances in dynamic control over the Q factor of a photonic crystal nanocavity system. By carefully timing a rapid increase of the Q factor from 3800 to 22,000, we succeed in capturing a 4ps signal pulse within the nanocavity with a photon lifetime of 18ps. By performing an additional transition of the Q factor within the photon lifetime, the held light is once again ejected from of the system on demand.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2008
Published: December 16, 2008

Citation
Jeremy Upham, Yoshinori Tanaka, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda, "Dynamic increase and decrease of photonic crystal nanocavity Q factors for optical pulse control," Opt. Express 16, 21721-21730 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-21721


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