Abstract

We theoretically investigate the feasibility of constructing compact and highly efficient all-optical diodes (AODs) based on light tunneling mechanism in heterostructures. Due to light tunneling behaviors in heterostructures with one-dimensional photonic crystals (1D PC) and lossy metallic film, not only very large nonlinear permittivity of metal can be utilized sufficiently but also the structures with strongly nonreciprocal electric field distributions can be constructed. Finally we design a composite structure consisting of 1D PC-metal heterostructures to achieve the optimal unidirectional light transmission with 0.984 transmission contrasts, 42% transmission and 0.93GW/cm2 operating light power at working wavelength 557.2nm.

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2009 (1)

2008 (3)

F. Biancalana, “All-optical diode action with quasiperiodic photonic crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(9), 093113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Guo, Y. Sun, Y. W. Zhang, H. Q. Li, H. T. Jiang, and H. Chen, “Experimental investigation of interface states in photonic crystal heterostructures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 78(2 Pt 2), 026607 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

M. Kaliteevski, I. Iorsh, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Tamm plasmon-polaritons: Possible electromagnetic states at the interface of a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror,” Phys. Rev. B 76(16), 165415 (2007).
[CrossRef]

R. Philip, M. Anija, C. S. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Passive all-optical diode using asymmetric nonlinear absorption,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(14), 141118 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Husakou and J. Herrmann, “Steplike transmission of light through a metal-dielectric multilayer structure due to an intensity-dependent sign of the effective dielectric constant,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(12), 127402 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

2005 (2)

M. W. Feise, I. V. Shadrivov, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Bistable diode action in left-handed periodic structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(3 Pt 2B), 037602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Maes, P. Bienstman, and R. Baets, “Switching in coupled nonlinear photonic-crystal resonators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22(8), 1778–1784 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

G. Yang, D. Guan, W. Wang, W. Wu, and Z. Chen, “The inherent optical nonlinearities of thin silver films,” Opt. Mater. 25(4), 439–443 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. W. Boyd, “Enhanced nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(12), 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

K. Gallo, G. Assanto, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, “All-optical diode in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(3), 314–316 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

1998 (1)

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Pethel, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and A. S. Manka, “Transparent, metallo-dielectric, one-dimensional, photonic band-gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 83(5), 2377–2383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

M. D. Tocci, M. J. Bloemer, M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, “Thin-film nonlinear optical diode,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66(18), 2324–2326 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(4), 2023–2026 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Abram, R. A.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, I. Iorsh, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Tamm plasmon-polaritons: Possible electromagnetic states at the interface of a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror,” Phys. Rev. B 76(16), 165415 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Anija, M.

R. Philip, M. Anija, C. S. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Passive all-optical diode using asymmetric nonlinear absorption,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(14), 141118 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Assanto, G.

K. Gallo, G. Assanto, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, “All-optical diode in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(3), 314–316 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Gallo and G. Assanto, “All-optical diode based on second-harmonic generation in an asymmetric waveguide,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(2), 267–269 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Baets, R.

Bennink, R. S.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. W. Boyd, “Enhanced nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(12), 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. S. Bennink, Y. K. Yoon, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, “Accessing the optical nonlinearity of metals with metal- dielectric photonic bandgap structures,” Opt. Lett. 24(20), 1416–1418 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Biancalana, F.

F. Biancalana, “All-optical diode action with quasiperiodic photonic crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 104(9), 093113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bienstman, P.

Bloemer, M. J.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Pethel, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and A. S. Manka, “Transparent, metallo-dielectric, one-dimensional, photonic band-gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 83(5), 2377–2383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Tocci, M. J. Bloemer, M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, “Thin-film nonlinear optical diode,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66(18), 2324–2326 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(4), 2023–2026 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bowden, C. M.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Pethel, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and A. S. Manka, “Transparent, metallo-dielectric, one-dimensional, photonic band-gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 83(5), 2377–2383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Tocci, M. J. Bloemer, M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, “Thin-film nonlinear optical diode,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66(18), 2324–2326 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(4), 2023–2026 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R. W.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. W. Boyd, “Enhanced nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(12), 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. S. Bennink, Y. K. Yoon, R. W. Boyd, and J. E. Sipe, “Accessing the optical nonlinearity of metals with metal- dielectric photonic bandgap structures,” Opt. Lett. 24(20), 1416–1418 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Brand, S.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, I. Iorsh, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Tamm plasmon-polaritons: Possible electromagnetic states at the interface of a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror,” Phys. Rev. B 76(16), 165415 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chamberlain, J. M.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, I. Iorsh, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Tamm plasmon-polaritons: Possible electromagnetic states at the interface of a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror,” Phys. Rev. B 76(16), 165415 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H.

G. Q. Du, H. T. Jiang, Z. S. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optical nonlinearity enhancement in heterostructures with thick metallic film and truncated photonic crystals,” Opt. Lett. 34(5), 578–580 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Y. Guo, Y. Sun, Y. W. Zhang, H. Q. Li, H. T. Jiang, and H. Chen, “Experimental investigation of interface states in photonic crystal heterostructures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 78(2 Pt 2), 026607 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Z.

G. Yang, D. Guan, W. Wang, W. Wu, and Z. Chen, “The inherent optical nonlinearities of thin silver films,” Opt. Mater. 25(4), 439–443 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dowling, J. P.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Pethel, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and A. S. Manka, “Transparent, metallo-dielectric, one-dimensional, photonic band-gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 83(5), 2377–2383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Tocci, M. J. Bloemer, M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, “Thin-film nonlinear optical diode,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66(18), 2324–2326 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. Scalora, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and M. J. Bloemer, “The photonic band edge optical diode,” J. Appl. Phys. 76(4), 2023–2026 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Du, G. Q.

Egorov, A. Yu.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Feise, M. W.

M. W. Feise, I. V. Shadrivov, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Bistable diode action in left-handed periodic structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(3 Pt 2B), 037602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fejer, M. M.

K. Gallo, G. Assanto, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, “All-optical diode in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(3), 314–316 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gallo, K.

K. Gallo, G. Assanto, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, “All-optical diode in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(3), 314–316 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Gallo and G. Assanto, “All-optical diode based on second-harmonic generation in an asymmetric waveguide,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(2), 267–269 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gopal, A. V.

H. Zhou, K. F. Zhou, W. Hu, Q. Guo, S. Lan, X. S. Lin, and A. V. Gopal, “All-optical diodes based on photonic crystal molecules consisting of nonlinear defect pairs,” J. Appl. Phys. 99(12), 123111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Guan, D.

G. Yang, D. Guan, W. Wang, W. Wu, and Z. Chen, “The inherent optical nonlinearities of thin silver films,” Opt. Mater. 25(4), 439–443 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Guo, J. Y.

J. Y. Guo, Y. Sun, Y. W. Zhang, H. Q. Li, H. T. Jiang, and H. Chen, “Experimental investigation of interface states in photonic crystal heterostructures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 78(2 Pt 2), 026607 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Guo, Q.

H. Zhou, K. F. Zhou, W. Hu, Q. Guo, S. Lan, X. S. Lin, and A. V. Gopal, “All-optical diodes based on photonic crystal molecules consisting of nonlinear defect pairs,” J. Appl. Phys. 99(12), 123111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. S. Zhao, H. Zhou, Q. Guo, W. Hu, X. B. Yang, S. Lan, and X. S. Lin, “Design of highly efficient optical diodes based on the dynamics of nonlinear photonic crystal molecules,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(11), 2434–2440 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, J.

A. Husakou and J. Herrmann, “Steplike transmission of light through a metal-dielectric multilayer structure due to an intensity-dependent sign of the effective dielectric constant,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(12), 127402 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hu, W.

H. Zhou, K. F. Zhou, W. Hu, Q. Guo, S. Lan, X. S. Lin, and A. V. Gopal, “All-optical diodes based on photonic crystal molecules consisting of nonlinear defect pairs,” J. Appl. Phys. 99(12), 123111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. S. Zhao, H. Zhou, Q. Guo, W. Hu, X. B. Yang, S. Lan, and X. S. Lin, “Design of highly efficient optical diodes based on the dynamics of nonlinear photonic crystal molecules,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(11), 2434–2440 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Husakou, A.

A. Husakou and J. Herrmann, “Steplike transmission of light through a metal-dielectric multilayer structure due to an intensity-dependent sign of the effective dielectric constant,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(12), 127402 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Iorsh, I.

M. Kaliteevski, I. Iorsh, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Tamm plasmon-polaritons: Possible electromagnetic states at the interface of a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror,” Phys. Rev. B 76(16), 165415 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, H. T.

G. Q. Du, H. T. Jiang, Z. S. Wang, and H. Chen, “Optical nonlinearity enhancement in heterostructures with thick metallic film and truncated photonic crystals,” Opt. Lett. 34(5), 578–580 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Y. Guo, Y. Sun, Y. W. Zhang, H. Q. Li, H. T. Jiang, and H. Chen, “Experimental investigation of interface states in photonic crystal heterostructures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 78(2 Pt 2), 026607 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaliteevski, M.

M. Kaliteevski, I. Iorsh, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Tamm plasmon-polaritons: Possible electromagnetic states at the interface of a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror,” Phys. Rev. B 76(16), 165415 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kalitteevski, M. A.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kavokin, A. V.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Kaliteevski, I. Iorsh, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. V. Kavokin, and I. A. Shelykh, “Tamm plasmon-polaritons: Possible electromagnetic states at the interface of a metal and a dielectric Bragg mirror,” Phys. Rev. B 76(16), 165415 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kivshar, Y. S.

M. W. Feise, I. V. Shadrivov, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Bistable diode action in left-handed periodic structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 71(3 Pt 2B), 037602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. F. Mingaleev and Y. S. Kivshar, “Nonlinear transmission and light localization in photonic-crystal waveguides,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(9), 2241–2249 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lan, S.

Lepeshkin, N. N.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. W. Boyd, “Enhanced nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(12), 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, H. Q.

J. Y. Guo, Y. Sun, Y. W. Zhang, H. Q. Li, H. T. Jiang, and H. Chen, “Experimental investigation of interface states in photonic crystal heterostructures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 78(2 Pt 2), 026607 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lin, X. S.

Maes, B.

Manka, A. S.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Pethel, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and A. S. Manka, “Transparent, metallo-dielectric, one-dimensional, photonic band-gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 83(5), 2377–2383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mikhrin, V. S.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mingaleev, S. F.

Parameswaran, K. R.

K. Gallo, G. Assanto, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, “All-optical diode in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(3), 314–316 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Pethel, A. S.

M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, A. S. Pethel, J. P. Dowling, C. M. Bowden, and A. S. Manka, “Transparent, metallo-dielectric, one-dimensional, photonic band-gap structures,” J. Appl. Phys. 83(5), 2377–2383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Philip, R.

R. Philip, M. Anija, C. S. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Passive all-optical diode using asymmetric nonlinear absorption,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(14), 141118 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Piredda, G.

N. N. Lepeshkin, A. Schweinsberg, G. Piredda, R. S. Bennink, and R. W. Boyd, “Enhanced nonlinear optical response of one-dimensional metal-dielectric photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(12), 123902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rao, D. V. G. L. N.

R. Philip, M. Anija, C. S. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Passive all-optical diode using asymmetric nonlinear absorption,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(14), 141118 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sasin, M. E.

M. E. Sasin, R. P. Seisyan, M. A. Kalitteevski, S. Brand, R. A. Abram, J. M. Chamberlain, A. Yu. Egorov, A. P. Vasil’ev, V. S. Mikhrin, and A. V. Kavokin, “Tamm plasmon polaritons: slow and spatially compact light,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(25), 251112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Scalora, M.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Linear transmission spectrum of a heterostructure ( C D ) 7 A and its reflection spectrum for two incident directions with d C = 80 n m , d D = 50 n m and d A = 57 n m . The wavelength of the tunneling mode is λ 0 = 540.5 n m . (b) The electric field intensity distribution in the heterostructure for two incident directions at pump wavelength λ p = 555.6 n m . The deep gray layer represents silver film. (c) Nonreciprocal transmission behaviors depending on the input intensity in the structure for two incident directions at pump wavelength λ p = 555.6 n m . Region I indicates bistable behavior for left incidence and Region II indicates intense transmission contrast. The transmission contrast at the maximum transmission in region II is indicated.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Linear transmission spectrum of sandwich structure ( C D ) m A A ( D C ) m with d C = 80 n m and d D = 50 n m . And d A = 17 , 27 , 37 , 47 n m corresponds to m = 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , respectively. (b) Nonlinear transmission behaviors depending on the input intensity in the sandwich structure for two incident directions. Here m = 6 and d A = 47 n m . The pump wavelength is λ p = 553.5 n m .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Linear transmission spectrum of the composite structure ( C D ) 6 A A ( D C ) 6 ( C D ) m A ' A ' ( D C ) m with d A = 47 n m , d C = 80 n m and d D = 50 n m . And d A ' = 17 , 27 , 37 n m corresponds to m = 3 , 4 , 5 , respectively. (b) A typical example of the electric field intensity distribution in the composite structure for two incident directions. Here m = 3 , d A ' = 17 n m and the pump wavelength λ p = 552.5 n m . The deep gray layers represent silver film.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Nonreciprocal transmission behaviors depending on the input intensity in the composite structure ( C D ) 6 A A ( D C ) 6 ( C D ) m A ' A ' ( D C ) m with d A = 47 n m , d C = 80 n m and d D = 50 n m . (a) d A = 17 n m corresponds to m = 3 at the pump wavelength λ p = 552.5 n m ; (b) d A = 27 n m corresponds to m = 4 at the pump wavelength λ p = 551.9 n m ; and (c) d A = 37 n m corresponds to m = 5 at the pump wavelength λ p = 553.3 n m . In each figure, the maximum transmission contrast is indicated.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Maximum transmission for left incidence and maximum transmission contrast of the composite structure ( C D ) 6 A A ( D C ) 6 ( C D ) 5 A ' A ' ( D C ) 5 as a function of the pump wavelength of the input wave. Parameters in the structure refer to that in Fig. 4(c).

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ε A g L = 1.0 ω p 2 ω 2 + i γ ω ,
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