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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2867–2869

All-optical switching on a silicon chip

Vilson R. Almeida, Carlos A. Barrios, Roberto R. Panepucci, Michal Lipson, Mark A. Foster, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 24, pp. 2867-2869 (2004)

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We present an experimental demonstration of fast all-optical switching on a silicon photonic integrated device by employing a strong light-confinement structure to enhance sensitivity to small changes in the refractive index. By use of a control light pulse with energy as low as 40 pJ, the optical transmission of the structure is modulated by more than 97% with a time response of 450 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

Vilson R. Almeida, Carlos A. Barrios, Roberto R. Panepucci, Michal Lipson, Mark A. Foster, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "All-optical switching on a silicon chip," Opt. Lett. 29, 2867-2869 (2004)

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