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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2777–2779

All-optical tunable photonic bandgap microcavities with a femtosecond time response

Xiaoyong Hu, Ping Jiang, Hong Yang, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2777-2779 (2006)

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An all-optical tunable photonic bandgap microcavity made from a two-dimensional polystyrene photonic crystal is fabricated by focused ion beam etching. The pump and probe scheme is adopted to measure tunability based on the femtosecond optical Kerr effect. An ultrafast response time of less than 120 fs is achieved for the tunable photonic bandgap microcavity. The microcavity resonant wavelength shifts 3.1 nm under excitation of 9.4 GW cm 2 pump intensity, which is in agreement with the theoretical prediction.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2006
Published: August 25, 2006

Xiaoyong Hu, Ping Jiang, Hong Yang, and Qihuang Gong, "All-optical tunable photonic bandgap microcavities with a femtosecond time response," Opt. Lett. 31, 2777-2779 (2006)

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