Optical memories and switching dynamics of counterpropagating light states in microresonators.

@article{Bino2021OpticalMA,
  title={Optical memories and switching dynamics of counterpropagating light states in microresonators.},
  author={L. Del Bino and N. Moroney and P. Del'Haye},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2021},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          2193-2203
        }
}
The Kerr nonlinearity can be a key enabler for many digital photonic circuits as it allows access to bistable states needed for all-optical memories and switches. A common technique is to use the Kerr shift to control the resonance frequency of a resonator and use it as a bistable, optically-tunable filter. However, this approach works only in a narrow power and frequency range or requires the use of an auxiliary laser. An alternative approach is to use the asymmetric bistability between… Expand
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