All-optical switching in an asymmetric silicon Fabry-Perot étalon based on the free-carrier plasma effect

Y. M. Liu, X. Xiao, P. R. Prucnal, J. C. Sturm

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Abstract

We demonstrate all-optical switching at 1.3 and 1.5 μm in the reflection mode of an asymmetric silicon Fabry-Perot étalon by a control beam at 0.85 μm. Both switch-on and switch-off operations are demonstrated at different locations of the etalon. Based on the free-carrier plasma effect, a modulation depth as large as 10% is obtained and a frequency response as high as 0.5 GHz is achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3871-3874
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Volume33
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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