Atto-Joules, high bandwidth all optical modulation with a nano-fiber embedded in alkali vapor

K. Salit, M. Salit, S. Krishnamurthy, Y. Wang, Prem Kumar, M. S. Shahriar

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Abstract

We report an all-optical modulator with 75 photons at 2 GHz, using a tapered nanofiber embedded in an alkali vapor. The switching energy is 19 atto-Joules, a record low value for modulation at this speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventLaser Science, LS 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 15 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherLaser Science, LS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period10/11/0910/15/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Salit, K., Salit, M., Krishnamurthy, S., Wang, Y., Kumar, P., & Shahriar, M. S. (2009). Atto-Joules, high bandwidth all optical modulation with a nano-fiber embedded in alkali vapor. In Laser Science, LS 2009 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/ls.2009.lswb3