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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3895–3897

Electro-optic adiabatic wavelength shifting and Q switching demonstrated using a p-i-n integrated photonic crystal nanocavity

Takasumi Tanabe, Eiichi Kuramochi, Hideaki Taniyama, and Masaya Notomi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3895-3897 (2010)

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We demonstrate adiabatic wavelength shifting by electro-optic modulation, using a p-i-n integrated high-Q photonic crystal nanocavity. The wavelength of the trapped light is adiabatically shifted by modulating the resonance of the cavity faster than the photon lifetime. The cavity resonance is changed by injecting electrons through a p-i-n junction to reduce the refractive index. In addition, we employ adiabatic wavelength shifting in a demonstration of dynamic Q tuning by electro-optic modulation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2010
Published: November 18, 2010

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Takasumi Tanabe, Eiichi Kuramochi, Hideaki Taniyama, and Masaya Notomi, "Electro-optic adiabatic wavelength shifting and Q switching demonstrated using a p-i-n integrated photonic crystal nanocavity," Opt. Lett. 35, 3895-3897 (2010)

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