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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 17313–17321

Critical conditions of control light for a silicon-based photonic crystal bistable switching

Chao Li, Hong Wang, Jun-Fang Wu, and Wen-Cheng Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17313-17321 (2010)

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In this paper, we investigate the critical conditions of control light for a silicon-based photonic crystal bistable switching. By establishing a time-dependent evolution equation, the critical pump power and pump time of the control light are derived, respectively. It is found that with the increase of the frequency detuning of the incident light, the critical power of the control light will rise, while the corresponding critical time will be shortened. It is also revealed that under the same conditions, the critical total power of the multiple-beam control light is less than the one of the single-beam control light. The theoretical predictions show perfect agreement with the simulation results.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2010
Published: July 29, 2010

Chao Li, Hong Wang, Jun-Fang Wu, and Wen-Cheng Xu, "Critical conditions of control light for a silicon-based photonic crystal bistable switching," Opt. Express 18, 17313-17321 (2010)

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