Low-Power Photonic Crystal All-Optical Switching

Conference Paper · September 2007with8 Reads
DOI: 10.1109/CLEOPR.2007.4391232 · Source: IEEE Xplore
Conference: Lasers and Electro-Optics - Pacific Rim, 2007. CLEO/Pacific Rim 2007. Conference on

    Abstract

    An all-optical switching is realized in a nonlinear photonic crystal made of polystyrene doped with nonlinear optical dye IR140. The operating energy is as low as 0.5 nJ and the response time is about 1 ps.