Shcherbakov, Maxim R; Vabishchevich, Polina P.; Shorokhov, Alexander S; Chong, Katie; Choi, Duk-Yong; Staude, Isabelle; Miroshnichenko, Andrey; Neshev, Dragomir; Fedyanin, Andrey; Kivshar, Yuri
We demonstrate experimentally ultrafast all-optical switching in subwavelength nonlinear dielectric nanostructures exhibiting localized magnetic Mie resonances. We employ amorphous silicon nanodisks to achieve strong self-modulation of femtosecond pulses with a depth of 60% at picojoule-per-disk pump energies. In the pump-probe measurements, we reveal that switching in the nanodisks can be governed by pulse-limited 65 fs-long two-photon absorption being enhanced by a factor of 80 with respect...[Show more]
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