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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics