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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3911–3916

All-optical switching in a distributed-feedback GaInAsP waveguide

Katsumi Nakatsuhara, Tetsuya Mizumoto, Eiji Takahashi, Sainul Hossain, Yoshikazu Saka, Byong-Jin Ma, and Yoshiaki Nakano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3911-3916 (1999)

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The characteristics of all-optical switching in a waveguide device with a distributed-feedback structure were experimentally investigated. The device was composed of a strip-loaded GaInAsP/InP waveguide and a distributed-feedback structure, which was fabricated by a combination of reactive-ion etching and electron-beam exposure. In the experiments, several optical switching operations were demonstrated. In particular, the all-optical set–reset operation and threshold operation were obtained.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Original Manuscript: September 30, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 1999
Published: June 20, 1999

Katsumi Nakatsuhara, Tetsuya Mizumoto, Eiji Takahashi, Sainul Hossain, Yoshikazu Saka, Byong-Jin Ma, and Yoshiaki Nakano, "All-optical switching in a distributed-feedback GaInAsP waveguide," Appl. Opt. 38, 3911-3916 (1999)

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