21 April 2008 All-optical diode action with Thue-Morse quasiperiodic photonic crystals
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We theoretically investigate the possibility of realizing a nonlinear all-optical diode by using the unique field-localization properties (known as Anderson-Kohmoto localization) of Thue-Morse quasiperiodic 1D photonic crystals. The interplay between the intrinsic spatial asymmetry in odd-order Thue-Morse lattices and Kerr nonlinearity gives rise to sharp resonances of perfect transmission that can be used to give a polarization-insensitive, nonreciprocal propagation with a contrast close to unity for low optical intensities. Such nonlinear diode would also represent the first all-optical device which is crucially based on Anderson-like localization.
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Fabio Biancalana, Fabio Biancalana, "All-optical diode action with Thue-Morse quasiperiodic photonic crystals", Proc. SPIE 6989, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII, 69891F (21 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.767231; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.767231
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