Low-power nanophotonic devices based on photonic crystals towards dense photonic network on chip

M. Notomi, A. Shinya, K. Nozaki, T. Tanabe, S. Matsuo, E. Kuramochi, T. Sato, H. Taniyama, H. Sumikura

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Abstract

The authors review their recent studies on various nanophotonic devices including all-optical switches, optical memories, electro-optic modulators, photo-detectors and lasers, all of which are based on photonic crystal (PhC) nanocavities. The strong light confinement achieved in PhC nanocavities has enabled these devices with ultrasmall footprint and ultralow power/energy consumption. These characteristics are ideally suited for constructing dense photonic network on chip, which will overcome the limitation of future CMOS chips in terms of high-speed operation with less energy consumption and heat generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-93
Number of pages10
JournalIET Circuits, Devices and Systems
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Notomi, M., Shinya, A., Nozaki, K., Tanabe, T., Matsuo, S., Kuramochi, E., Sato, T., Taniyama, H., & Sumikura, H. (2011). Low-power nanophotonic devices based on photonic crystals towards dense photonic network on chip. IET Circuits, Devices and Systems, 5(2), 84-93. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cds.2010.0159