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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 12, 2004
  • pp: 161–167

All-optical switching structure based on a photonic crystal directional coupler

F. Cuesta-Soto, A. Martínez, J. García, F. Ramos, P. Sanchis, J. Blasco, and J. Martí  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 161-167 (2004)

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A novel all-optical switching structure based on a photonic crystal directional coupler is proposed and analyzed. Efficient optical switching is achieved by modifying the refractive index of the coupling region between the coupled waveguides by means of an optical control signal that is confined in the central region. Small length (around 1.1 mm) and low optical power consumption (over 1.5 W) are the main features estimated for this switching structure.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2003
Published: January 12, 2004

F. Cuesta-Soto, A. Martínez, J. García, F. Ramos, P. Sanchis, J. Blasco, and J. Martí, "All-optical switching structure based on a photonic crystal directional coupler," Opt. Express 12, 161-167 (2004)

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