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Ultrafast active control of optical transmission pseudomodes in a multiple scattering nanowire layer
Author(s): Martina Abb; Tom Strudley; Paul Venn; Erik P. A. M. Bakkers; Otto L. Muskens
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Paper Abstract

We present results on experiments and theoretical modelling of light scattering in complex photonic media consisting of dielectric nanowires. Numerical finite-element calculations are used to investigate the frequency response of the transmission pseudomodes and corresponding frequency correlation in a random slab. We discuss our experiments demonstrating a new, ultrafast regime of phase breaking in stongly scattering nanowire materials. The new phase breaking phenomenon opens up avenues for ultrafast control of random lasers, nanophotonic switches, and photon localization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8095, Active Photonic Materials IV, 80950O (12 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894896
Show Author Affiliations
Martina Abb, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Tom Strudley, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Paul Venn, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Erik P. A. M. Bakkers, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (United Kingdom)
Otto L. Muskens, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8095:
Active Photonic Materials IV
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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