Low-power on-chip all-optical Kerr switch with silica microcavity

Wataru Yoshiki, Takasumi Tanabe

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    We achieved on-chip optical Kerr switching with an input power of 2 mW using a silica toroid microcavity. This is the lowest power for any demonstrated on-chip optical Kerr switch.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Print)9781557529688
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 10
    EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 - San Jose, United States
    Duration: 2015 May 102015 May 15


    OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose


    • Kerr effect
    • Microcavities
    • Nonlinear optics
    • Optical device fabrication
    • Optical fibers
    • Optical switches

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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