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Authors: G.R.A. Priem, G. Morthier, R. Baets
Title: Optical phase shifting with 1D Kerr-nonlinear resonators
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 11/2003
Journal/Conference/Book: 2003 IEEE/LEOS Benelux Annual Symposium
Editor/Publisher: IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 
Volume(Issue): p.241-244
Location: Enschede, Netherlands
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Kerr-nonlinear resonators show great potential both for phase shifting and optical bistability/limiting and may therefore improve the functionality of future optical communication systems. Here we explain for the first time the principle of phase shifting analytically in the 1D case. Excellent agreement with numerical simulations is obtained. We demonstrate optimal design parameters for several signal bandwidths (2, 10, 40 and 100 GHz) and show that a trade-off between signal bandwidth, input intensity and device length is to be made.

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