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Ultrafast photonic crystal nanocavity lasers and optical switches
Author(s): Ilya Fushman; Dirk Englund; Hatice Altug; Bryan Ellis; Andrei Faraon; Jelena Vučković
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Paper Abstract

We have recently demonstrated an ultrafast photonic crystal laser and cavity coupled laser array with modulation rates of 1THz at room temperature, a 20 GHz optical modulator with activation energies of 60 fJ and a quantum dot photonic crystal laser with large signal modulation rates of 30GHz. These devices are enabled by the enhanced light-matter interaction in photonic crystals, and serve as the building blocks of on-optical information processing circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6889, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVI, 688910 (22 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784422
Show Author Affiliations
Ilya Fushman, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Dirk Englund, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Hatice Altug, Boston Univ. (United States)
Bryan Ellis, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Andrei Faraon, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Jelena Vučković, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6889:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVI
Marek Osinski; Fritz Henneberger; Keiichi Edamatsu, Editor(s)

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