All-optical switching of a microcavity repeated at terahertz clock rates

Emre Yuce, Georgios Ctistis, Julien Claudon, Emmanuel Dupuy, Robin D. Buijs, Bob De Ronde, Allard P. Mosk, Jean Michel Gerard, Willem L. Vos

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Abstract

Semiconductor microcavities have proven to be essential to strongly confine light [1], thereby enhancing the interaction between light and matter to the point of manipulating quantum states of matter. To achieve dynamic control of these processes, one must approach their characteristic time scales in the picosecond range, corresponding to THz modulation rates [2,3]. While all-optical switching is essential as it allows sub-picosecond reversible control of the refractive index [4,5], the popular optical free carrier excitation mechanisms are too slow to repeatedly switch at THz rates.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/05/1316/05/13

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