We experimentally demonstrate a novel Kerr shutter functioned by the interaction of Carbon nanotubes with the evanescent-field of propagating light in a D-shaped fiber. The scheme initiates applications of the nanotubes to ultrafast all-optical switches.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
Y. Song, S. Y. Set, and S. Yamashita, "Novel Kerr Shutter Using Carbon Nanotubes Deposited onto a 5-cm D-Shaped Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMA4.