The adiabatic driving of the resonant electron dynamics in a one-dimensional resonant photonic band gap is proposed as an optical mechanism for nonlinear ultrafast switching. Pulsed excitation inside the photonic gap results in an ultrafast suppression and recovery of the gap. This behavior results from the adiabatic carrier dynamics due to rapid radiative damping inside the band gap.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics