All-optical bistability in photonic crystal resonators based on InGaAsP quantum-wells

Myung Ki Kim, In Kag Hwang, Yong Hee Lee

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Abstract

We demonstrate extremely low-power all-optical bistability by using photonic crystal linear resonators based on InGaAsP quantum-wells. Since the photonic crystal cavity has a high quality-factor and a small mode-volume, the photon density in the cavity is extremely high, which makes it possible to reduce the bistable power. The measured minimum bistable threshold power was 37μW by using a fiber coupling technique, and the estimated nonlinear refractive index (n2) was -6.84 × 10-14 m 2/W at a wavelength of 1610.8nm which is near the resonant wavelength of quantum-well. The low-power optical bistable operations in a single photonic crystal cavity open the possibility of integrated optical devices such as an all-optical memory and switch, based on photonic crystals

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages769-770
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780395557, 9780780395558
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 2006 Oct 292006 Nov 2

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081

Conference

Conference19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period06/10/2906/11/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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