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Active components in photonic integrated circuits using electron spins in quantum dots
Author(s): Amy V. Thompson; Hubert Seigneur; Michael N. Leuenberger; Winston V. Schoenfeld
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Paper Abstract

Applications for photonic integrated circuit technologies based on the conditional Faraday Effect with electron spins in quantum dots are discussed. The interaction of light with the quantum confined electrons leads to a rotation of the light polarization. Design considerations for polarization multiplexing systems and plasmon resonance sensors based on polarization rotation are presented. Calculations for light of wavelengths λ=1.3 μm and λ=1.55 μm show devices with active regions of a few hundred microns are possible using InAs/GaAs quantum dots. The advantages of spin-based devices are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6988, Nanophotonics II, 69880H (23 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781286
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Amy V. Thompson, College of Optics & Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Hubert Seigneur, College of Optics & Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Michael N. Leuenberger, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Winston V. Schoenfeld, College of Optics & Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6988:
Nanophotonics II
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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