Abstract

We propose and analyze an on-chip all-optical dynamic tuning scheme for coupled nonlinear resonators employing a single control beam injected in parallel with a signal beam. We show that the nonlinear Kerr response can be used to dynamically switch the spectral properties between a “dark state” and electromagnetically induced transparency configurations. Such a scheme can be realized in integrated optical applications for pulse trapping and delaying.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, and P. T. Ho, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8, 705 (2002).
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Absil, P. P.

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D. Alexandropoulos, H. Simos, M. J. Adams, and D. Syvridis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 918 (2008).
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Alexandropoulos, D.

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Bergman, K.

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Dong, P.

Droz, N. Sherwood

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Fan, S. H.

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Finsterbusch, K.

Foster, M. A.

Fu, L. B.

Gaeta, A. L.

Gerard, J. M.

A. Hartsuiker, P. J. Harding, Y. R. Nowicki Bringuier, J. M. Gerard, and W. L. Vos, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 083105 (2008).
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Grover, R.

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, and P. T. Ho, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8, 705 (2002).
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Harding, P. J.

P. J. Harding, T. G. Euser, and W. L. Vos, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 610 (2009).
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A. Hartsuiker, P. J. Harding, Y. R. Nowicki Bringuier, J. M. Gerard, and W. L. Vos, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 083105 (2008).
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Hartsuiker, A.

A. Hartsuiker, P. J. Harding, Y. R. Nowicki Bringuier, J. M. Gerard, and W. L. Vos, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 083105 (2008).
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Ho, P. T.

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Lee, B. G.

Lipson, M.

Luther-Davies, B.

Madden, S.

Manipatruni, S.

Moss, D. J.

Nguyen, H. C.

Nowicki Bringuier, Y. R.

A. Hartsuiker, P. J. Harding, Y. R. Nowicki Bringuier, J. M. Gerard, and W. L. Vos, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 083105 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Poitras, C. B.

Povinelli, M. L.

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Sandhu, S.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Q. F. Xu, S. Sandhu, M. L. Povinelli, J. Shakya, S. H. Fan, and M. Lipson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 123901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Xu, Q. F.

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[CrossRef]

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Nat. Phys.

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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the coupled microring resonators structure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Nonlinear cavity tuning: (a), (b) no pump; (c), (d) pump wavelength and input intensity are determined through a self-consistent approach to achieve a dark state for the signal wave. Shown are (a), (c) linear transmission intensities and (b), (d) corresponding signal intensities in the left half-rings of the first (dashed curve) and second (solid curve) resonators, relative to the input signal intensity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Nonlinear FDTD simulation results: (a) temporal evolution of the pump intensity in the first and second rings as indicated by labels and (b) probe transmission spectra at t = 0 (dashed curve) and t = 11 ps (solid curve).

Equations (1)

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I 1 L = I in κ ( 1 κ ) | κ e i φ 2 R + 2 i φ w + ρ 2 e i φ 1 R | 2 | D | 2 , I 1 R = I in κ | κ e i φ 2 R + 2 i φ w + ρ 2 e i φ 1 L | 2 | D | 2 , I 2 R = I in κ ( 1 κ ) | 1 e i φ 1 L + i φ 1 R | 2 | D | 2 , I 2 L = I 2 R ( 1 κ ) , I T = I 2 R | 1 e i φ 2 L + i φ 2 R | 2 ,

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