All-optical diode action with Thue-Morse quasiperiodic photonic crystals

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Abstract

We theoretically investigate the possibility of realizing a nonlinear all-optical diode by using the unique field-localization properties (known as Anderson- Kohmoto localization) of Thue-Morse quasiperiodic ID photonic crystals. The interplay between the intrinsic spatial asymmetry in odd-order Thue-Morse lattices and Kerr nonlinearity gives rise to sharp resonances of perfect transmission that can be used to give a polarization-insensitive, nonreciprocal propagation with a contrast close to unity for low optical intensities. Such nonlinear diode would also represent the first all-optical device which is crucially based on Anderson-like localization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII
EditorsRM DeLaRue, C Lopez, M Midrio, P Viktorovitch
Place of PublicationBELLINGHAM
PublisherSPIE
Pages69891F
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-7187-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventConference on Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 7 Apr 200810 Apr 2008

Conference

ConferenceConference on Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period7/04/0810/04/08

Cite this

Biancalana, F. (2008). All-optical diode action with Thue-Morse quasiperiodic photonic crystals. In RM. DeLaRue, C. Lopez, M. Midrio, & P. Viktorovitch (Eds.), Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII (pp. 69891F). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.767231