Slow light enhanced nonlinear photonic functionalities

Marcel Spurny, Bill Corcoran, Christelle Monat, Thomas Fraser Krauss

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We discuss the enhancement of nonlinear functionalities in slow light photonic crystals. We show how slow light in photonic crystals is created, how nonlinear effects scale with the slowdown factor and what limits nonlinear effects in photonic crystals. We review some of the work recently reported in nonlinear optics in slow light photonic crystals and compare the observed effects to those found in other structures such as coupled resonators or photonic nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventOptoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII - San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Duration: 27 Jan 201028 Jan 2010


ConferenceOptoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Dispersion engineering
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Photonic crystal
  • Slow light

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