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 publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2005
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557527709, 9781557527707
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2005 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 22 2005May 22 2005

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/22/055/22/05

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. (2005). Ultrafast all-optical polarization spin switching in resonant photonic bandgap structures. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2005 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.