A kind of arc-shaped all-optical waveguide switch is proposed for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, and the switching characteristics of it are investigated by means of the beam propagation method. The effects of saturation and loss on the characteristics of the switch are discussed.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2001
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2002
Published: August 20, 2002
Gang J. Liu, Bin M. Liang, Guo L. Jin, and Qu Li, "Arc-shaped waveguide switch based on the third-order nonlinear effect," Appl. Opt. 41, 5022-5024 (2002)