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Photonic crystal slow light devices in silicon
Author(s): Thomas F. Krauss
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystals offer strong confinement of light, as well as control over the group velocity. We compare the resulting enhancement to that available in cavities and show that the group velocity can be controlled over a large spectral range, thus giving access to nonlinear functions. We show how coupled cavities allow tuning of the slowdown factor and present a very compact (5 μm long) optical switch based on slow light concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6898, Silicon Photonics III, 689802 (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783890
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Thomas F. Krauss, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6898:
Silicon Photonics III
Joel A. Kubby; Graham T. Reed, Editor(s)

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