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Speed of light control via resonant nonlinearity and disorder in a photonic crystal
Author(s): Igor V. Mel'nikov; Anton N. Knigavko
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate and explain interesting dynamics of both a pair of gap solitons or a single gap soliton in a resonant photonic crystal whusing both analytical and numerical methods. The most important result is the fact that we are able to show that the oscillating gap soliton created either by the presence of an inversion inside the crystal or by the Bragg resonance mismatch can be manipulated by means of a proper choice of bit rate, phase and amplitude modulation, or even by the resonance detuning We manage to obtain qualitatively different regimes of the resonance photonic crystal operation. A noticeable observation is that both the delay time and amplitude difference must exceed a certain level to ensure effective control over soliton dynamics. The modification of the defect that accomplishes the soliton trapping can make the dynamics of N soliton trains in the resonant photonic crystal with defects even more interesting and is a subject of the future work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7226, Advances in Slow and Fast Light II, 72260U (2 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816340
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Igor V. Mel'nikov, High Q Labs. (Canada)
Anton N. Knigavko, High Q Labs. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7226:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light II
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer; John R. Lowell, Editor(s)

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