OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 374–376

All-optical switching of a microcavity repeated at terahertz rates

Emre Yüce, Georgios Ctistis, Julien Claudon, Emmanuel Dupuy, Robin D. Buijs, Bob de Ronde, Allard P. Mosk, Jean-Michel Gérard, and Willem L. Vos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 374-376 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000374


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (460 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We have repeatedly and reproducibly switched a GaAs-AlAs planar microcavity operating in the “original” telecom band by exploiting the virtually instantaneous electronic Kerr effect. We achieve repetition times as fast as 300 fs, thereby breaking the terahertz modulation barrier. The rate of the switching in our experiments is only determined by optics and not by material-related relaxation. Our results offer opportunities for fundamental studies of cavity quantum electrodynamics and optical information processing in the subpicosecond time scale.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(200.6715) Optics in computing : Switching

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2012
Published: January 31, 2013

Citation
Emre Yüce, Georgios Ctistis, Julien Claudon, Emmanuel Dupuy, Robin D. Buijs, Bob de Ronde, Allard P. Mosk, Jean-Michel Gérard, and Willem L. Vos, "All-optical switching of a microcavity repeated at terahertz rates," Opt. Lett. 38, 374-376 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-3-374


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J.-M. Gérard, B. Sermage, B. Gayral, B. Legrand, E. Costard, and V. Thierry-Mieg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1110 (1998). [CrossRef]
  2. J. P. Reithmaier, G. Sęk, A. Löffler, C. Hofmann, S. Kuhn, S. Reitzenstein, L. V. Keldysh, V. D. Kulakovskii, T. L. Reinecke, and A. Forchel, Nature 432, 197 (2004). [CrossRef]
  3. G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, and A. Scherer, Nat. Phys. 2, 81 (2006). [CrossRef]
  4. D. Englund, A. Majumdar, M. Bajcsy, A. Faraon, P. Petroff, and J. Vuĉković, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 093604 (2012). [CrossRef]
  5. R. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, 1992).
  6. D. Hulin, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Antonetti, A. Migus, W. T. Masselink, H. Morkoç, H. M. Gibbs, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 749 (1986). [CrossRef]
  7. G. Ctistis, E. Yüce, A. Hartsuiker, J. Claudon, M. Bazin, J.-M. Gérard, and W. L. Vos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 161114 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. S. W. Leonard, H. M. van Driel, J. Schilling, and R. B. Wehrspohn, Phys. Rev. B 66, 161102 (2002). [CrossRef]
  9. V. Almeida, C. Barrios, R. Panepucci, M. Lipson, M. Foster, D. Ouzounov, and A. Gaeta, Opt. Lett. 29, 2867 (2004). [CrossRef]
  10. T. G. Euser and W. L. Vos, J. Appl. Phys. 97, 043102 (2005). [CrossRef]
  11. P. J. Harding, T. G. Euser, Y. Nowicki-Bringuier, J.-M. Gérard, and W. L. Vos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 111103 (2007). [CrossRef]
  12. K. Nozaki, T. Tanabe, A. Shinya, S. Matsuo, T. Sato, H. Taniyama, and M. Notomi, Nat. Photonics 4, 477 (2010). [CrossRef]
  13. M. Song, L. Zhang, R. G. Beausoleil, and A. E. Willner, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16, 185 (2010). [CrossRef]
  14. O. Wada, New J. Phys. 6, 183 (2004). [CrossRef]
  15. E. Yüce, G. Ctistis, J. Claudon, E. Dupuy, K.-J. Boller, J.-M. Gérard, and W. L. Vos, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2630 (2012). [CrossRef]
  16. P. J. Harding, H. J. Bakker, A. Hartsuiker, J. Claudon, A. P. Mosk, J.-M. Gérard, and W. L. Vos, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, A1 (2012). [CrossRef]
  17. D. Gil, M. Rasras, K. Y. Tu, Y. K. Chen, A. E. White, S. S. Patel, D. Carothers, A. Pomerene, R. Kamocsai, C. Hill, and J. Beattie, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 200 (2009). [CrossRef]
  18. R. Oldenbeuving, C. J. Lee, P. D. van Voorst, H. L. Offerhaus, and K.-J. Boller, Opt. Express 18, 22996 (2010). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited