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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3486–3488

Nonlinear Fabry–Perot resonator with a silicon photonic crystal waveguide

Kazuhiro Ikeda and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 23, pp. 3486-3488 (2006)

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We derive an equation that describes the nonlinear operation of a Fabry–Perot resonator with a large group index waveguide. Specifically, a silicon photonic crystal microcavity with two-photon-excited free carrier nonlinearity and Kerr nonlinearity is assumed. The equation clearly explains the bistability of the device and the reduction of the required pump energy for a specific nonlinear phase shift at an appropriate phase detuning from the resonance. We present a simple procedure to predict the required optical pump energy for the modulation and the resulting modulation depth by use of the equation and the device parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2006
Published: November 9, 2006

Kazuhiro Ikeda and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Nonlinear Fabry-Perot resonator with a silicon photonic crystal waveguide," Opt. Lett. 31, 3486-3488 (2006)

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