Ultrafast all-optical switching is carried out at optical communication wavelength by adopting a layered structure of spin-coated organic films. Signal-noise ratio more than 25 dB and a sub-picosecond response time are observed at 1.55 μm.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
S. Tatsuura, M. Tian, T. Matsubara, H. Mitsu, I. Iwasa, Y. Sato, and M. Furuki, "Ultrafast all-optical switching at 1.55 μm using an organic multilayer device," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA40.
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