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Microresonator isolators and circulators based on the intrinsic nonreciprocity of the Kerr effect

Del Bino, L., Silver, J., Woodley, M., Stebbings, S., Zhao, X. and Del’Haye, P. (2018). Microresonator isolators and circulators based on the intrinsic nonreciprocity of the Kerr effect. Optica, 5(3), pp. 279-282. doi: 10.1364/optica.5.000279

Abstract

Nonreciprocal light propagation is important in many applications, ranging from optical telecommunications to integrated photonics. A simple way to achieve optical nonreciprocity is to use the nonlinear interaction between counterpropagating light in a Kerr medium. Within a ring resonator, this leads to spontaneous symmetry breaking, resulting in light of a given frequency circulating in one direction, but not in both directions simultaneously. In this work, we demonstrate that this effect can be used to realize optical isolators and circulators based on a single ultra-high-

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing (https://www.osapublishing.org/library/license_v1.cfm#VOR-OA)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22249
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