Integrated, asymmetric twin-waveguide ultrafast all-optical switch

P. V. Studenkov, M. R. Gokhale, J. Wei, W. C. Lin, I. Glesk, Paul Richard Prucnal, S. R. Forrest

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The monolithic integration of a terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD) in an asymmetric twin-waveguide structure is demonstrated. Signal switching is accomplished via nonlinear gain compression and phase shifts in the semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) induced by a control pulse propagating in the direction opposite that of the signal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-646
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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