Instability induced all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities

S. Schumacher, Nai-Hang Kwong, Rudolf Binder, Arthur L. Smirl

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Abstract

Using a microscopic theory, we predict all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities where a weak beam switches a stronger signal. The scheme is similar to that recently demonstrated in atomic vapors [Dawes et al., Science 308, 672 (2005)].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series
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StatePublished - 2008
EventConference on and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics, QELS 2008 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 4 2008May 9 2008

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OtherConference on and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics, QELS 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/4/085/9/08

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Schumacher, S., Kwong, N-H., Binder, R., & Smirl, A. L. (2008). Instability induced all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities. In Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series [4553026] https://doi.org/10.1109/QELS.2008.4553026

Instability induced all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities. / Schumacher, S.; Kwong, Nai-Hang; Binder, Rudolf; Smirl, Arthur L.

Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series. 2008. 4553026.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Schumacher, S, Kwong, N-H, Binder, R & Smirl, AL 2008, Instability induced all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities. in Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series., 4553026, Conference on and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics, QELS 2008, San Jose, CA, United States, 5/4/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/QELS.2008.4553026
Schumacher S, Kwong N-H, Binder R, Smirl AL. Instability induced all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities. In Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series. 2008. 4553026 https://doi.org/10.1109/QELS.2008.4553026
Schumacher, S. ; Kwong, Nai-Hang ; Binder, Rudolf ; Smirl, Arthur L. / Instability induced all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities. Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series. 2008.
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