All-optical bistable switching in curved microfiber-coupled photonic crystal resonators

Myung-Ki Kim, In Kag Hwang, Se Heon Kim, Hyun Joo Chang, Yong Hee Lee

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Abstract

The authors report low-power optical bistability under continuous wave pumping conditions in five-cell photonic crystal linear resonators containing InGaAsP quantum wells, by employing the fiber-coupling technique. The threshold bistable power is measured to be 35 μW at the normalized detuning of -1.724. Owing to the high band-edge nonlinearities of quantum wells and the efficient fiber coupling, minimal instability is observed. In addition, all-optical switching is demonstrated with switching energy less than 75.4 fJ.

Original languageEnglish
Article number161118
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1
Externally publishedYes

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