All-optical switching of dark states in nonlinear coupled microring resonators

Jacob Scheuer*, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We propose and analyze an on-chip all-optical dynamic tuning scheme for coupled nonlinear resonators employing a single control beam injected in parallel with a signal beam. We show that the nonlinear Kerr response can be used to dynamically switch the spectral properties between a "dark state" and electromagnetically induced transparency configurations. Such a scheme can be realized in integrated optical applications for pulse trapping and delaying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3712-3714
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2010


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