Wednesday, 21 September, 2011
09:00 – 10:45
Le Saleve

We.7/8.Le Saleve • Symposium: Nanophotonics for Optical Communications

Chairs: Masaya Notomi, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan; Roel Baets, Ghent University and IMEC, Belgium
 
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR METALLIC AND PLASMONIC NANO-LASERS IN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Martin T. Hill and Meint K. Smit, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
In theory nano-laser based on metallic/plasmonic cavities provide low power, high speed, and efficient nano-scale light emitters. Such devices may find application in short distance communications. We look at the possibilities and progress being made.
 
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PLASMONIC NANOANTENNAS
Jaime Gómez Rivas, Center for Nanophotonics, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands.
Light emission can be modified by the medium close to the emitter. Nanoparticles supporting surface plasmons lead to a strong modification of the directionally and efficiency of this emission and form nanosources with designable properties.
 
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BURIED HETEROSTRUCTURE PHOTONIC CRYSTAL NANOCAVITY LASERS FOR PHOTONIC NETWORK-ON-CHIP APPLICATION
Shinji Matsuo, NTT Photonics Labs., Japan
High-speed directly modulated nanocavity laser is a key component for constructing a CMOS-integrated, on-chip photonic network. We develop ultracompact buried heterostructure photonic crystal lasers, in which InGaAsP-based active region is embedded within InP-based line-defect waveguide.
 
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PHOTONIC CRYSTAL OPTICAL CIRCUITS FOR DATA SIGNAL PROCESSING
Alfredo De Rossi, Thales, France
Owing to their capability to confine light in a tiny volume, Photonic crystals have demonstrated their potential for optical data processing at ultra-low power. The Copernicus project aims at a WDM/OTDM photonic crystal chip.

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