Paper Summary by Dr Shahraam Afshar
Understanding the contribution of mode area and slow light to the effective Kerr nonlinearity of waveguides – Optics Express
We can use light to control light by squeezing it into smaller areas and reducing its speed. Based on this we can build optical switches for optical computers.
Authors: V. S. Afshar, T. M. Monro, C. M. De Sterke
This work was done in collaboration with Prof Martijn de Sterke from The University of Sydney