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Analysis of bistable switching threshold in one-dimensional photonic crystals
Author(s): Meiping Jiang; Xiaoming Shen; Xingfang Jiang; Du Fang Shi
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Paper Abstract

We study the optical bistable properties in one-dimensional photonic crystal with symmetric structure (AB)N(D)M(BA)N, where A is high refractive index medium, B is low refractive index medium, D is defect layer, N is the number of layer periods at the left and right of the defect layer. M determines the thickness of the defect layer with Kerr medium. First, we analyze mechanisms producing bistability by the structure consisted of a nonlinear layer sandwiched between Bragg reflectors. Then by using the transfer matrix method, we calculate numerically the threshold value of the bistability switching in one-dimensional photonic crystals with structure (AB)N(D)M(BA)N. The investigations show that the number of layer periods (N) and the thickness of the defect layer (M) influence the threshold value of the bistability switching. We confirm the parameter of the bistability switching to produce the lower threshold value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5625, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II, (11 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.575490
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Meiping Jiang, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jiangsu Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Xiaoming Shen, Jiangsu Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Xingfang Jiang, Jiangsu Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Du Fang Shi, Jiangsu Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5625:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II
Cedric F. Lam; Wanyi Gu; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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