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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 18651–18658

An optical modulator based on a single strongly coupled quantum dot - cavity system in a p-i-n junction

Dirk Englund, Andrei Faraon, Arka Majumdar, Nick Stoltz, Pierre Petroff, and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18651-18658 (2009)

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We demonstrate an optical modulator based on a single quantum dot strongly coupled to a photonic crystal cavity. A vertical p-i-n junction is used to tune the quantum dot and thereby modulate the cavity transmission, with a measured instrument-limited response time of 13 ns. A modulator based on a single quantum dot promises operation at high bandwidth and low power.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2009
Published: October 1, 2009

Dirk Englund, Andrei Faraon, Arka Majumdar, Nick Stoltz, Pierre Petroff, and Jelena Vuckovic, "An optical modulator based on a single strongly coupled quantum dot - cavity system in a p-i-n junction," Opt. Express 17, 18651-18658 (2009)

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