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The authors observe experimentally optical bistability enhanced through Fano interferences in high-Q localized silicon photonic crystal resonances ͑Q ϳ 30 000 and modal volume ϳ0.98 cubic wavelengths͒. This phenomenon is analyzed through nonlinear coupled-mode formalism, including the interplay of ␹ ͑3͒ effects such as two-photon absorption and related(More)
We report the observation of imaging beyond the diffraction limit due to bound surface states in negative refraction photonic crystals. We achieve an effective negative index figure of merit [-Re(n)/Im(n)] of at least 380, approximately 125x improvement over recent efforts in the near-infrared range, with a 0.4 THz bandwidth. Supported by numerical and(More)
We report first observations of deterministic phase- and resonance-controlled all-optical electromagnetically induced transparency in multiple coupled photonic crystal cavities. The full-range tuning of coherently coupled cavity-cavity phase and resonances allow observations of transparency resonance in dark states with lifetimes longer than incoherently(More)
A single-crystal silicon air turbine supported on gas lubricated bearings has been operated in a controlled and sustained manner at rotational speeds greater then 1 million rpm and power levels approaching 5 W. The device is a second-generation version of the microbearing rig first reported by Lin et al. [1], and is the first micromachine to operate at(More)
1 It is well known that a lens-based far-field optical microscope cannot resolve two objects beyond Abbe's diffraction limit. Recently, it has been demonstrated that this limit can be overcome by lensing effects driven by surface-plasmon excitation 1–3 , and by fluorescence microscopy driven by molecular excitation 4. However, the resolution obtained using(More)
We report the design, device fabrication, and measurements of tunable silicon photonic band gap microcavities in optical waveguides, using direct application of piezoelectric-induced strain to the photonic crystal. We show, through first-order perturbation computations and experimental measurements, a 1.54 nm shift in cavity resonances at 1.56 ␮m(More)
—A single-crystal silicon micromachined air turbine supported on gas-lubricated bearings has been operated in a controlled and sustained manner at rotational speeds greater than 1 million revolutions per minute, with mechanical power levels approaching 5 W. The device is formed from a fusion bonded stack of five silicon wafers individually patterned on both(More)
We investigate for the first time, to our knowledge, the enhancement of the stimulated Raman scattering in slow-light silicon-on-insulator (SOI) photonic crystal line defect waveguides. By applying the Bloch-Floquet formalism to the guided modes in a planar photonic crystal, we develop a formalism that relates the intensity of the downshifted Stokes signal(More)
We investigate the nonlinear response of photonic crystal waveguides with suppressed two-photon absorption. A moderate decrease of the group velocity (approximately c/6 to c/15, a factor of 2.5) results in a dramatic (x 30) enhancement of three-photon absorption well beyond the expected scaling, proportional, variant 1/v3g. This non-trivial scaling of the(More)
We demonstrate all-optical modulation based on ultrafast optical carrier injection in a GaAs photonic crystal cavity using a degenerate pump-probe technique. The observations agree well with a coupled-mode model incorporating all relevant nonlinearities. The low switching energy ͑ϳ120 fJ͒, small energy absorption ͑ϳ10 fJ͒, fast on-off response ͑ϳ15 ps͒,(More)