Analysis of bistable memory in silica toroid microcavity

Wataru Yoshiki, Takasumi Tanabe

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    We model the nonlinear response of a silica toroid microcavity using coupled-mode theory and a finite-element method, and successfully obtain Kerr bistable operation that does not suffer from the thermo-optic effect by optimizing the fiber-cavity coupling. Our rigorous analysis reveals the possibility of demonstrating a Kerr bistable memory with a memory holding time of 500 ns at an extremely low energy consumption.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3335-3343
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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