Role of carrier diffusion and recombination in photonic crystal nanocavity optical switches

Takasumi Tanabe, Hideaki Taniyama, Masaya Notomi

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Abstract

We studied the spatio-temporal behavior of the carriers in photonic crystal nanocavities and showed that diffusion enables fast switching, which is the advantage of nanocavity switches over other larger optical switches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2008
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528599
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2008 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 May 42008 May 9

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period08/5/408/5/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Tanabe, T., Taniyama, H., & Notomi, M. (2008). Role of carrier diffusion and recombination in photonic crystal nanocavity optical switches. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2008 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.