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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3809–3817

The capture, hold and forward release of an optical pulse from a dynamic photonic crystal nanocavity

Jeremy Upham, Yuu Fujita, Yousuke Kawamoto, Yoshinori Tanaka, Bong Shik Song, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3809-3817 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003809


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Abstract

We develop a silicon photonic crystal nanocavity device capable of performing targeted optical pulse capture and release via distinct ports on demand, based on dynamic Q factor control. The capture of 4 ps pulses and their release up to 332 ps later is directly observed by time-resolved measurements of the energy behaviour in both the nanocavity and emitted from the release port. We also discuss how the behaviour of excited free carriers dictates the performance of such dynamic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2013
Published: February 7, 2013

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February 19, 2013 Spotlight on Optics

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Jeremy Upham, Yuu Fujita, Yousuke Kawamoto, Yoshinori Tanaka, Bong Shik Song, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda, "The capture, hold and forward release of an optical pulse from a dynamic photonic crystal nanocavity," Opt. Express 21, 3809-3817 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3809


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