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Slow light enhanced nonlinear photonic functionalities
Author(s): Marcel Spurny; Bill Corcoran; Christelle Monat; Thomas F. Krauss
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the enhancement of nonlinear functionalities in slow light photonic crystals. We show how slow light in photonic crystals is created, how nonlinear effects scale with the slowdown factor and what limits nonlinear effects in photonic crystals. We review some of the work recently reported in nonlinear optics in slow light photonic crystals and compare the observed effects to those found in other structures such as coupled resonators or photonic nanowires.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7605, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII, 76050H (15 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840945
Show Author Affiliations
Marcel Spurny, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Bill Corcoran, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Christelle Monat, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Thomas F. Krauss, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7605:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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