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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2695–2697

Subdiffractive all-photonic crystal Fabry–Perot resonators

R. Iliew, C. Etrich, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, and K. Staliunas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2695-2697 (2008)

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We propose subdiffractive all-photonic crystal Fabry–Perot resonators and study light propagation in this novel system. The photonic crystal in the cavity is tuned to the subdiffractive regime and the mirrors to the center of the photonic bandgap. We show that such all-photonic crystal resonators exhibit a broadband angular transmission at a fixed frequency and a high Q factor, resulting in a drastic reduction of the power threshold for all-optical switching.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2008
Published: November 14, 2008

R. Iliew, C. Etrich, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, and K. Staliunas, "Subdiffractive all-photonic crystal Fabry-Perot resonators," Opt. Lett. 33, 2695-2697 (2008)

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