Nonlinear switching in high-Q photonic crystal nanocavities

Takasumi Tanabe, Akihiko Shinya, Eiichi Kuramochi, Masaya Notomi

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All-optical switching is achieved at an extremely low energy by using silicon photonic crystal nanocavities with a large Q/V. Optical bistability is demonstrated using these devices, which present the possibility of fabricating all-optical photonic integrated logic gates on a chip.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIntegrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, IPNRA 2008 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jul 132008 Jul 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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