Dynamic Photonic Crystals

  title={Dynamic Photonic Crystals},
  author={Shanhui Fan and Mehmet Fatih Yanik and Michelle L. Povinelli and Sunil Sandhu},
When dynamic behaviors are introduced into photonic crystal systems, fascinating new possibilities emerge. For example, the bandwidth of a pulse can be completely compressed to zero, resulting in on-chip all-optical stopping and storage of light pulses. The pulse spectrum can also be inverted around a center frequency to time-reverse an optical pulse.