Comparison of three nonlinear optical switch geometries

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

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


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

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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