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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3907–3909

Nonlinear all-photonic-crystal Fabry–Perot resonator with angle-independent bistability

R. Iliew, C. Etrich, F. Lederer, and K. Staliunas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3907-3909 (2010)

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We propose a nonlinear all-photonic-crystal (PhC) Fabry–Perot cavity tuned to the subdiffractive regime of the interior PhC, and we study angular-resolved nonlinear propagation of monochromatic plane wave excitations. With rigorous numerical simulations, we show that, for sufficiently large negative pump detunings and a focusing nonlinearity, the transmitted field has a bistable dependence on the pump field. Moreover, we reveal that, in contrast to a homogeneous resonator for different inclinations, the hysteresis curve is virtually unchanged for a fairly wide angular range. This may pave the way for obtaining novel kinds of nonlinear localized solutions in driven nonlinear resonators.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2010
Published: November 19, 2010

R. Iliew, C. Etrich, F. Lederer, and K. Staliunas, "Nonlinear all-photonic-crystal Fabry–Perot resonator with angle-independent bistability," Opt. Lett. 35, 3907-3909 (2010)

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