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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
CLEO/QELS Poster Session II (JWA)

High-Temperature All-Optical Intersubband Terahertz Wave Switch

Ines Waldmueller, Weng W. Chow, and Michael C. Wanke

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We propose an intersubband all-optical THz switch. Adjusting the optical control switch beam even strong THz probe signals with intensities of up to 1 MW/cm<sup>2</sup>can be modulated with extinction ratios of - 80 dB/mm.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(230.4205) Optical devices : Multiple quantum well (MQW) modulators

I. Waldmueller, W. W. Chow, and M. C. Wanke, "High-Temperature All-Optical Intersubband Terahertz Wave Switch," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA41.

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