Abstract

We start from a 2D photonic crystal nanocavity with moderate Q-factor and dynamically increase it by two order of magnitude by the joint action of coherent population oscillations and nonlinear refractive index.

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M. Brunstein, A. M. Yacomotti, I. Sagnes, F. Raineri, L. Bigot, and A. Levenson, “Excitability and self-pulsing in a photonic crystal nanocavity,” Phys. Rev. A85, 031803 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

P. Grinberg, K. Bencheikh, M. Brunstein, A. M. Yacomotti, Y. Dumeige, I. Sagnes, F. Raineri, L. Bigot, and J. A. Levenson, “Nanocavity linewidth narrowing and group delay enhancement by slow light propagation and nonlinear effects,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 113903 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (1)

K. Rivoire, S. Buckley, A. Majumdar, H. Kim, P. Petroff, and J. Vuckovic, “Fast quantum dot single photon source triggered at telecommunications wavelength,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98, 083105 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (5)

Y. K. Chembo, D. V. Strekalov, and N. Yu, “Spectrum and dynamics of optical frequency combs generated with monolithic whispering gallery mode resonators,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104, 103902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Moreau, G. Tessier, F. Raineri, M. Brunstein, A. Yacomotti, R. Raj, I. Sagnes, A. Levenson, and Y. D. Wilde, “Transient thermoreflectance imaging of active photonic crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 091103 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. El Amili, B.-X. Miranda, F. Goldfarb, G. Baili, G. Beaudoin, I. Sagnes, F. Bretenaker, and M. Alouini, “Observation of slow light in the noise spectrum of a vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 223902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu and J. Vuckovic, “Inverse design of nanophotonic structures using complementary convex optimization,” Opt. Express18, 3793–3804 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Li, T. Wang, Y. Su, M. Yan, and M. Qiu, “Coupled mode theory analysis of mode-splitting in coupled cavity system,” Opt. Express18, 8367–8382 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

S. Arnold, D. Keng, S. I. Shopova, S. Holler, W. Zurawsky, and F. Vollmer, “Whispering gallery mode carousel –a photonic mechanism for enhanced nanoparticle detection in biosensing,” Opt. Express17, 6230–6238 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Dumeige, “Stopping and manipulating light using a short array of active microresonators,” Europhys. Lett.86, 14003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Aoki, A. S. Parkins, D. J. Alton, C. A. Regal, B. Dayan, E. Ostby, K. J. Vahala, and H. J. Kimble, “Efficient routing of single photons by one atom and a microtoroidal cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 083601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

2007 (4)

Y. Takahashi, H. Hagino, Y. Tanaka, B.-S. Song, T. Asano, and S. Noda, “High-q nanocavity with a 2-ns photon lifetime,” Opt. Express15, 17206–17213 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Michael, K. Srinivasan, T. J. Johnson, O. Painter, K. H. Lee, K. Hennessy, H. Kim, and E. Hu, “Wavelength-and material-dependent absorption in gaas and algaas microcavities,” Appl. Phys. Lett.90, 051108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Tanabe, M. Notomi, E. Kuramochi, A. Shinya, and H. Taniyama, “Trapping and delaying photons for one nanosecond in an ultra-small high-q photonic-crystal nanocavity,” Nat. Photonics1, 49–52 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Xu, P. Dong, and M. Lipson, “Breaking the delay-bandwidth limit in a photonic structure,” Nature Phys.3, 406–410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (5)

A. M. Yacomotti, P. Monnier, F. Raineri, B. B. Bakir, C. Seassal, R. Raj, and J. A. Levenson, “Fast thermo-optical excitability in a two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97, 143904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Ilchenko and A. Matsko, “Optical resonators with whispering-gallery modes-part ii: applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.12, 15–32 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Yacomotti, F. Raineri, C. Cojocaru, P. Monnier, J. A. Levenson, and R. Raj, “Nonadiabatic dynamics of the electromagnetic field and charge carriers in high-q photonic crystal resonators,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96, 093901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. M. Yacomotti, F. Raineri, G. Vecchi, P. Monnier, R. Raj, A. Levenson, B. Ben Bakir, C. Seassal, X. Letartre, P. Viktorovitch, L. Di Cioccio, and J. M. Fedeli, “All-optical bistable band-edge Bloch modes in a two-dimensional photonic crystal,” App. Phys. Lett.88, 231107 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Laurand, S. Calvez, M. D. Dawson, and A. E. Kelly, “Slow-light in a vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifier,” Opt. Express14, 6858–6863 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (6)

X. Zhao, P. Palinginis, B. Pesala, C. Chang-Hasnain, and P. Hemmer, “Tunable ultraslow light in vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser amplifier,” Opt. Express13, 7899–7904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Soljačić, E. Lidorikis, L. V. Hau, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Enhancement of microcavity lifetimes using highly dispersive materials,” Phys. Rev. E71, 026602 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Baldit, K. Bencheikh, P. Monnier, J. A. Levenson, and V. Rouget, “Ultraslow light propagation in an inhomogeneously broadened rare-earth ion-doped crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95, 143601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Wu and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Controllable snail-paced light in biological bacteriorhodopsin thin film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95, 253601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Sauvan, P. Lalanne, and J. P. Hugonin, “Slow-wave effect and mode-profile matching in photonic crystal microcavities,” Phys. Rev. B71, 165118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Peter, I. Sagnes, G. Guirleo, S. Varoutsis, J. Bloch, A. Lemaitre, and P. Senellart, “High-q whispering-gallery modes in gaas/alox microdisks,” Appl. Phys. Lett.86, 021103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

A. A. Savchenkov, V. S. Ilchenko, A. B. Matsko, and L. Maleki, “Kilohertz optical resonances in dielectric crystal cavities,” Phys. Rev. A70, 051804 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (7)

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. Song, and S. Noda, “High-q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Nature (London)425, 944–947 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. K. Armani, T. J. Kippenberg, S. M. Spillane, and K. J. Vahala, “Ultra-high-q toroid microcavity on a chip,” Nature (London)421, 925–928 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. F. Yanik, S. Fan, and M. Soljačić, “High-contrast all-optical bistable switching in photonic crystal microcavities,” Appl. Phys. Lett.83, 2739–2741 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. J. Vahala, “Optical microcavities,” Nature (London)424, 839–846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of ultraslow light propagation in a ruby crystal at room temperature,” Phys. Rev. Lett.90, 113903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Superluminal and slow light propagation in a room-temperature solid,” Science301, 200–202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Strekalov, D. Aveline, N. Yu, R. Thompson, A. Matsko, and L. Maleki, “Stabilizing an optoelectronic microwave oscillator with photonic filters,” J. Lightwave Technol.21, 3052–3061 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

G. Müller, M. Müller, A. Wicht, R.-H. Rinkleff, and K. Danzmann, “Optical resonator with steep internal dispersion,” Phys. Rev. A56, 2385–2389 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

Y. H. Lee, A. Chavez-Pirson, S. W. Koch, H. M. Gibbs, S. H. Park, J. Morhange, A. Jeffery, N. Peyghambarian, L. Banyai, A. C. Gossard, and W. Wiegmann, “Room-temperature optical nonlinearities in gaas,” Phys. Rev. Lett.57, 2446–2449 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1981 (1)

R. W. Boyd, M. G. Raymer, P. Narum, and D. J. Harter, “Four-wave parametric interactions in a strongly driven two-level system,” Phys. Rev. A24, 411–423 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Akahane, Y.

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. Song, and S. Noda, “High-q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Nature (London)425, 944–947 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Alouini, M.

A. El Amili, B.-X. Miranda, F. Goldfarb, G. Baili, G. Beaudoin, I. Sagnes, F. Bretenaker, and M. Alouini, “Observation of slow light in the noise spectrum of a vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 223902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Alton, D. J.

T. Aoki, A. S. Parkins, D. J. Alton, C. A. Regal, B. Dayan, E. Ostby, K. J. Vahala, and H. J. Kimble, “Efficient routing of single photons by one atom and a microtoroidal cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 083601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aoki, T.

T. Aoki, A. S. Parkins, D. J. Alton, C. A. Regal, B. Dayan, E. Ostby, K. J. Vahala, and H. J. Kimble, “Efficient routing of single photons by one atom and a microtoroidal cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 083601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Armani, D. K.

D. K. Armani, T. J. Kippenberg, S. M. Spillane, and K. J. Vahala, “Ultra-high-q toroid microcavity on a chip,” Nature (London)421, 925–928 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Arnold, S.

Asano, T.

Y. Takahashi, H. Hagino, Y. Tanaka, B.-S. Song, T. Asano, and S. Noda, “High-q nanocavity with a 2-ns photon lifetime,” Opt. Express15, 17206–17213 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. Song, and S. Noda, “High-q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Nature (London)425, 944–947 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Aveline, D.

Baili, G.

A. El Amili, B.-X. Miranda, F. Goldfarb, G. Baili, G. Beaudoin, I. Sagnes, F. Bretenaker, and M. Alouini, “Observation of slow light in the noise spectrum of a vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 223902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bakir, B. B.

A. M. Yacomotti, P. Monnier, F. Raineri, B. B. Bakir, C. Seassal, R. Raj, and J. A. Levenson, “Fast thermo-optical excitability in a two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97, 143904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baldit, E.

E. Baldit, K. Bencheikh, P. Monnier, J. A. Levenson, and V. Rouget, “Ultraslow light propagation in an inhomogeneously broadened rare-earth ion-doped crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95, 143601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Banyai, L.

Y. H. Lee, A. Chavez-Pirson, S. W. Koch, H. M. Gibbs, S. H. Park, J. Morhange, A. Jeffery, N. Peyghambarian, L. Banyai, A. C. Gossard, and W. Wiegmann, “Room-temperature optical nonlinearities in gaas,” Phys. Rev. Lett.57, 2446–2449 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beaudoin, G.

A. El Amili, B.-X. Miranda, F. Goldfarb, G. Baili, G. Beaudoin, I. Sagnes, F. Bretenaker, and M. Alouini, “Observation of slow light in the noise spectrum of a vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 223902 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ben Bakir, B.

A. M. Yacomotti, F. Raineri, G. Vecchi, P. Monnier, R. Raj, A. Levenson, B. Ben Bakir, C. Seassal, X. Letartre, P. Viktorovitch, L. Di Cioccio, and J. M. Fedeli, “All-optical bistable band-edge Bloch modes in a two-dimensional photonic crystal,” App. Phys. Lett.88, 231107 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bencheikh, K.

Y. Dumeige, A. M. Yacomotti, P. Grinberg, K. Bencheikh, E. Le Cren, and J. A. Levenson, “Microcavity-quality-factor enhancement using nonlinear effects close to the bistability threshold and coherent population oscillations,” Phys. Rev. A85, 063824 (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. Grinberg, K. Bencheikh, M. Brunstein, A. M. Yacomotti, Y. Dumeige, I. Sagnes, F. Raineri, L. Bigot, and J. A. Levenson, “Nanocavity linewidth narrowing and group delay enhancement by slow light propagation and nonlinear effects,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 113903 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Baldit, K. Bencheikh, P. Monnier, J. A. Levenson, and V. Rouget, “Ultraslow light propagation in an inhomogeneously broadened rare-earth ion-doped crystal,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95, 143601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bigelow, M. S.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of ultraslow light propagation in a ruby crystal at room temperature,” Phys. Rev. Lett.90, 113903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Superluminal and slow light propagation in a room-temperature solid,” Science301, 200–202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bigot, L.

M. Brunstein, A. M. Yacomotti, I. Sagnes, F. Raineri, L. Bigot, and A. Levenson, “Excitability and self-pulsing in a photonic crystal nanocavity,” Phys. Rev. A85, 031803 (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. Grinberg, K. Bencheikh, M. Brunstein, A. M. Yacomotti, Y. Dumeige, I. Sagnes, F. Raineri, L. Bigot, and J. A. Levenson, “Nanocavity linewidth narrowing and group delay enhancement by slow light propagation and nonlinear effects,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 113903 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bloch, J.

E. Peter, I. Sagnes, G. Guirleo, S. Varoutsis, J. Bloch, A. Lemaitre, and P. Senellart, “High-q whispering-gallery modes in gaas/alox microdisks,” Appl. Phys. Lett.86, 021103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R. W.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, “Observation of ultraslow light propagation in a ruby crystal at room temperature,” Phys. Rev. Lett.90, 113903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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P. Grinberg, K. Bencheikh, M. Brunstein, A. M. Yacomotti, Y. Dumeige, I. Sagnes, F. Raineri, L. Bigot, and J. A. Levenson, “Nanocavity linewidth narrowing and group delay enhancement by slow light propagation and nonlinear effects,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 113903 (2012).
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A. M. Yacomotti, F. Raineri, C. Cojocaru, P. Monnier, J. A. Levenson, and R. Raj, “Nonadiabatic dynamics of the electromagnetic field and charge carriers in high-q photonic crystal resonators,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96, 093901 (2006).
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V. Moreau, G. Tessier, F. Raineri, M. Brunstein, A. Yacomotti, R. Raj, I. Sagnes, A. Levenson, and Y. D. Wilde, “Transient thermoreflectance imaging of active photonic crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.96, 091103 (2010).
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A. M. Yacomotti, F. Raineri, C. Cojocaru, P. Monnier, J. A. Levenson, and R. Raj, “Nonadiabatic dynamics of the electromagnetic field and charge carriers in high-q photonic crystal resonators,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96, 093901 (2006).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

3D representation of the L3 PhC nanocavity with embedded quantum wells, and with the tapered fiber on top for the optical coupling.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured pump (a), modulation amplitude (b) reflections and group delay (c) for δ = 240 MHz and for different laser wavelengths. Pin is the laser power. (d), (e) and (f) are the corresponding theoretical predictions.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured modulation amplitude reflection under nonlinear interaction for a pump wavelength near the optimal wavelength λM and a power of 10 mW (full circles). The vertical dashed line at δ = 220 MHz indicates the HWHM. The corresponding theoretical prediction is represented by the continuous line.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Comparison of the results with the initial properties of the L3 PhC nanocavity. HWHM stands for Half Width at Half Maximum of the resonance.

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Q Q i [ 1 + Γ ( n g n b 1 ) ]
n g α 0 c τ r 2 I 0 ( 1 + I 0 ) 3 ,
d a d t = [ j 1 2 τ l + 1 2 τ a 0 N N t ( 1 + j α H ) ] a + 1 τ e s in d N d t = N τ r 1 τ r | a | 2 | a sat | 2 ( N N t ) .

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