Photonic crystal nanocavities: Slow light, all-optical processing, wavelength conversion, optical MEMS

Masaya Notomi, Takasumi Tanabe, Eiichi Kuramochi, Akihiko Shinya, Hideaki Taniyama

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We discuss several interesting applications of ultrahigh-Q and ultrasmall nanocavities recently realized in silicon photonic-crystal slabs: 1) All-dielectric slow-light media, 2) All-optical bistable switching elements towards all-optical logic chips, 3) Adiabatic wavelength conversion, 4) Super-efficient optomechanical energy converter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4347721
Pages (from-to)219-221
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 4th International Conference on Group IV Photonics, GFP 2007 -
Duration: 2007 Sep 192007 Sep 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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