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Applied Physics A

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 521–524 | Cite as

Photonic crystal optical memory

  • A. Wirth LimaJr.Email author
  • A. S. B. Sombra
Article

Abstract

After several decades pushing the technology and the development of the world, the electronics is giving space for technologies that use light. We propose and analyze an optical memory embedded in a nonlinear photonic crystal (PhC), whose system of writing and reading data is controlled by an external command signal. This optical memory is based on optical directional couplers connected to a shared optical ring. Such a device can work over the C-Band of ITU (International Telecommunication Union).

Keywords

Photonic Crystal Coupler Optical Memory Coupling Region Command Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of CearáFortaleraBrazil

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