Abstract

We demonstrated a novel two-dimensional photonic-crystal based Symmetric-Mach-Zehnder-type all-optical switch (PC-SMZ) with InAs quantum dots acting as a nonlinear phase-shift source. The 600-µm-long PC-SMZ exhibited a 15-ps-wide switching-window at sufficiently low optical-energy of ~100 fJ.

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