Ultrafast all-optical order-to-chaos transition in silicon photonic crystal chips

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621626
Title:
Ultrafast all-optical order-to-chaos transition in silicon photonic crystal chips
Authors:
Bruck, Roman; Liu, Changxu ( 0000-0003-1196-7447 ) ; Muskens, Otto L.; Fratalocchi, Andrea ( 0000-0001-6769-4439 ) ; Di  Falco, Andrea
Abstract:
The interaction of light with nanostructured materials provides exciting new opportunities for investigating classical wave analogies of quantum phenomena. A topic of particular interest forms the interplay between wave physics and chaos in systems where a small perturbation can drive the behavior from the classical to chaotic regime. Here, we report an all-optical laser-driven transition from order to chaos in integrated chips on a silicon photonics platform. A square photonic crystal microcavity at telecom wavelengths is tuned from an ordered into a chaotic regime through a perturbation induced by ultrafast laser pulses in the ultraviolet range. The chaotic dynamics of weak probe pulses in the near infrared is characterized for different pump-probe delay times and at various positions in the cavity, with high spatial accuracy. Our experimental analysis, confirmed by numerical modelling based on random matrices, demonstrates that nonlinear optics can be used to control reversibly the chaotic behavior of light in optical resonators. (Figure presented.) . © 2016 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
KAUST Department:
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Electrical Engineering Program; PRIMALIGHT Research Group
Citation:
Bruck R, Liu C, Muskens OL, Fratalocchi A, Di Falco A (2016) Ultrafast all-optical order-to-chaos transition in silicon photonic crystal chips. Laser & Photonics Reviews 10: 688–695. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lpor.201600086.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Laser & Photonics Reviews
Issue Date:
8-Jun-2016
DOI:
10.1002/lpor.201600086
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1863-8880
Sponsors:
ADF acknowledges support from EPSRC (EP/L017008/1). RB and OM acknowledge support from EPSRC through grant no. EP/J016918. The research data supporting this publication can be accessed at http://dx.doi.org/10.17630/5857f38f-ee2b-494a-8e83-7529f1e6cebf.
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Articles; Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; PRIMALIGHT Research Group; Electrical Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorBruck, Romanen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Changxuen
dc.contributor.authorMuskens, Otto L.en
dc.contributor.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorDi  Falco, Andreaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:21:16Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:21:16Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-08en
dc.identifier.citationBruck R, Liu C, Muskens OL, Fratalocchi A, Di Falco A (2016) Ultrafast all-optical order-to-chaos transition in silicon photonic crystal chips. Laser & Photonics Reviews 10: 688–695. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lpor.201600086.en
dc.identifier.issn1863-8880en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/lpor.201600086en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621626-
dc.description.abstractThe interaction of light with nanostructured materials provides exciting new opportunities for investigating classical wave analogies of quantum phenomena. A topic of particular interest forms the interplay between wave physics and chaos in systems where a small perturbation can drive the behavior from the classical to chaotic regime. Here, we report an all-optical laser-driven transition from order to chaos in integrated chips on a silicon photonics platform. A square photonic crystal microcavity at telecom wavelengths is tuned from an ordered into a chaotic regime through a perturbation induced by ultrafast laser pulses in the ultraviolet range. The chaotic dynamics of weak probe pulses in the near infrared is characterized for different pump-probe delay times and at various positions in the cavity, with high spatial accuracy. Our experimental analysis, confirmed by numerical modelling based on random matrices, demonstrates that nonlinear optics can be used to control reversibly the chaotic behavior of light in optical resonators. (Figure presented.) . © 2016 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheimen
dc.description.sponsorshipADF acknowledges support from EPSRC (EP/L017008/1). RB and OM acknowledge support from EPSRC through grant no. EP/J016918. The research data supporting this publication can be accessed at http://dx.doi.org/10.17630/5857f38f-ee2b-494a-8e83-7529f1e6cebf.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectInstabilities and chaosen
dc.titleUltrafast all-optical order-to-chaos transition in silicon photonic crystal chipsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPRIMALIGHT Research Groupen
dc.identifier.journalLaser & Photonics Reviewsen
dc.contributor.institutionPhysics and Astronomy, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering; University of Southampton; Southampton SO17 1BJ UKen
dc.contributor.institutionSUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy; University of St Andrews; North Haugh St Andrews KY16 9SS UKen
kaust.authorLiu, Changxuen
kaust.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
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