Photonic-crystal-based chip-scale optical integration

M. Notomi, A. Shinya, E. Kuramochi, T. Tanabe, H. Taniyama

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Ultrasmall and ultra-high-Q optical cavities have been realized in photonic-crystal slabs, which have a number of exceptional features hardly available in other media. These cavities have been applied to all-optical switches and bistable memories in a Si photonic-crystal chip. They are integratable in a small chip and consume extremely small energies. We discuss their potential for on-chip optical integration and digital photonics application, and also describe novel functionalities arising from dynamic tuning of nanocavities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528306, 9781557528308
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2007 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Mar 252007 Mar 25

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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