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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2387–2389

Optical bistability on a silicon chip

Vilson R. Almeida and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2387-2389 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002387


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, optical bistability on a highly integrated silicon device, using a 5μm-radius ring resonator. The strong light-confinement nature of the resonator induces nonlinear optical response with low pump power. We show that the optical bistability allows all-optical functionalities, such as switching and memory with microsecond time response and a modulation depth of 10 dB, driven by pump power as low as 45 μW. Silicon optical bistability relies on a fast thermal nonlinear optical effect presenting a 500-kHz modulation bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

Citation
Vilson R. Almeida and Michal Lipson, "Optical bistability on a silicon chip," Opt. Lett. 29, 2387-2389 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-20-2387

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