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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3712–3714

All-optical switching of dark states in nonlinear coupled microring resonators

Jacob Scheuer, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3712-3714 (2010)

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We propose and analyze an on-chip all-optical dynamic tuning scheme for coupled nonlinear resonators employing a single control beam injected in parallel with a signal beam. We show that the nonlinear Kerr response can be used to dynamically switch the spectral properties between a “dark state” and electromagnetically induced transparency configurations. Such a scheme can be realized in integrated optical applications for pulse trapping and delaying.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2010
Published: November 1, 2010

Jacob Scheuer, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "All-optical switching of dark states in nonlinear coupled microring resonators," Opt. Lett. 35, 3712-3714 (2010)

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