Comparison of three nonlinear optical switch geometries

P. Toliver, R. J. Runser, I. Glesk, P. R. Prucnal

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Abstract

Three optical switch geometries have been compared and investigated. These are the Terahertz Optical Asymmetric Demultiplexer (TOAD), Colliding Pulse Mach-Zehnder (CPMZ), and Symmetric Mach-Zehnder (SMZ). Of the three geometries, the SMZ switch exhibits the best performance in terms of the minimum switching window width and output peak-to-peak amplitude. The control pulse energy requirements of all three devices are at least an order of magnitude less than the energy required by passive structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages254-255
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 7 2000May 12 2000

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/7/005/12/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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