Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 2, pp 389–391

Cross-phase modulation in one-dimensional photonic crystals: applications to all-optical devices

  • N. Mattiucci
  • G. D’Aguanno
  • M. Scalora
  • M. J. Bloemer
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1854-x

Cite this article as:
Mattiucci, N., D’Aguanno, G., Scalora, M. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2005) 81: 389. doi:10.1007/s00340-005-1854-x

Abstract

We present a numerical study of a finite photonic band gap structure with a χ(3) nonlinearity that couples two input pump beams at frequencies ω1 and ω2. We show that in this configuration a variety of all-optical devices can be obtained: an optical transistor, a double switch, and a dynamical switch.

PACS

42.65.-k42.65.Pc42.79.-e

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Mattiucci
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. D’Aguanno
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Scalora
    • 2
  • M. J. Bloemer
    • 2
  1. 1.Time Domain CorporationHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Charles M. Bowden Research CenterRedstone ArsenalUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Fisica ‘E. Amaldi’Università ‘RomaTre’RomeItaly