Ultrafast all-optical polarization spin switching in resonant photonic bandgap structures

Wesley J. Johnston, Murat Yildirim, John P. Prineas, Arthur J. Smirl, Hyatt M. Gibbs, Galina Khitrova

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Abstract

A spin-based polarization switch is demonstrated utilizing a Bragg-spaced quantumwell structure that exhibits pulsewidth limited switching speeds, contrast ratios on the order of 3,000:1, and throughputs of ~50% with complete sample recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528136, 9781557528131
StatePublished - 2006
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2006 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 21 2006May 21 2006

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period5/21/065/21/06

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optical polarization
Light polarization
Photonics
Energy gap
switches
recovery
Switches
Throughput
photonics
Polarization
Recovery
polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Johnston, W. J., Yildirim, M., Prineas, J. P., Smirl, A. J., Gibbs, H. M., & Khitrova, G. (2006). Ultrafast all-optical polarization spin switching in resonant photonic bandgap structures. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Optical Society of America.

Ultrafast all-optical polarization spin switching in resonant photonic bandgap structures. / Johnston, Wesley J.; Yildirim, Murat; Prineas, John P.; Smirl, Arthur J.; Gibbs, Hyatt M.; Khitrova, Galina.

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of America, 2006.

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

Johnston, WJ, Yildirim, M, Prineas, JP, Smirl, AJ, Gibbs, HM & Khitrova, G 2006, Ultrafast all-optical polarization spin switching in resonant photonic bandgap structures. in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of America, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2006, Long Beach, CA, United States, 5/21/06.
Johnston WJ, Yildirim M, Prineas JP, Smirl AJ, Gibbs HM, Khitrova G. Ultrafast all-optical polarization spin switching in resonant photonic bandgap structures. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of America. 2006
Johnston, Wesley J. ; Yildirim, Murat ; Prineas, John P. ; Smirl, Arthur J. ; Gibbs, Hyatt M. ; Khitrova, Galina. / Ultrafast all-optical polarization spin switching in resonant photonic bandgap structures. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Society of America, 2006.
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