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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Apr. 20, 2003
  • pp: 243–245

All-optical switching effect based on azodye-doped polymer thin films

Duanbin Luo, Weilong She, Shuizhu Wu, Fang Zeng, Tian Tang, and Shenglan Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 243-245 (2003)


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Abstract

A simple all-optical switch based on photoinduced birefringence effect is demonstrated in azo dye (DR1) doped polymer (PMMA) thin films. The all-optical switching effect has been studied at different control beam power and different temperatures of the sample. With a control power of 30.7 mW and at 56 ?, the response time of the switching is less than 5 ms, and the depth of the modulation reaches 80%.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Duanbin Luo, Weilong She, Shuizhu Wu, Fang Zeng, Tian Tang, and Shenglan Yao, "All-optical switching effect based on azodye-doped polymer thin films," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 243-245 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-1-4-243

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