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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3177–3184

All-optical combiner–splitter and gating devices based on straight waveguides

Matthew Wescott, Guangzhou Chen, Yanyun Zhang, Brian G. Bagley, and Robert T. Deck  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 16, pp. 3177-3184 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003177


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Abstract

A two-mode optical combiner–splitter device is designed based on all straight waveguides that maintains the integrity of the two modes during propagation and allows for an analytic analysis. The design analysis has the potential to improve the precision of the device fabrication. The design is used in an analytic optical gate based on a nonlinear Mach–Zehnder interferometer. The design reduces the size of a previously proposed device and simplifies its analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2006
Published: May 15, 2007

Citation
Matthew Wescott, Guangzhou Chen, Yanyun Zhang, Brian G. Bagley, and Robert T. Deck, "All-optical combiner-splitter and gating devices based on straight waveguides," Appl. Opt. 46, 3177-3184 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-16-3177


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