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Nonlinear finite-volume time-domain analysis of photonic crystal-based resonant cavities

Pinto, Domenico and Obayya, Salah (2008) Nonlinear finite-volume time-domain analysis of photonic crystal-based resonant cavities. IET Optoelectronics, 2 (6). pp. 254-261. ISSN 1751-8768

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Abstract

An accurate analysis of nonlinear photonic crystal (PhC) based resonant cavities is carried out. The nonlinearity considered for this analysis is a third-order nonlinearity with media composed of Kerr-like dielectric materials with an instantaneous nonlinearity. The analysis is performed with a robust and accurate finite-volume time-domain (FVTD) technique that for the first time has been extended in order to simulate nonlinear material with a Kerr-like instantaneous nonlinearity. From the analysis, interesting properties are revealed from the exploit of nonlinear characteristics of the PhC-based resonant cavities, properties that can be usefully applied for the realisation of all-optical circuits and specifically for optical switches.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IET Optoelectronics
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 56643
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2012 16:43
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56643

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