Instability induced all-optical switching in planar semiconductor microcavities

S. Schumacher, N. H. Kwong, R. 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 publication2008 Conference on and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics, QELS
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 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

Publication series

NameConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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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 2008 Conference on and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics, QELS [4553026] (Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series). https://doi.org/10.1109/QELS.2008.4553026