High bandwidth, ultra-low power AU optical modulation with a nano-fiber embedded in Rb vapor

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

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Abstract

We report all-optical modulation at 2 GHz with 19 atto-joules, using a tapered nano-fiber embedded in Rb vapor. The switching energy is a record low value for modulation at this speed, requiring only 75 photons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Subtitle of host publication2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010
StatePublished - Oct 11 2010
EventLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 21 2010

Other

OtherLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/16/105/21/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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