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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3355–3370

A phase insensitive all-optical router based on nonlinear lenslike planar waveguides

Eduardo F. Mateo and Jesús Li ñares  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3355-3370 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.003355


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Abstract

We present the design of an all-optical router based on the properties of both propagation and interaction of Gaussian beams in lenslike planar guides. Variational results of single co- and counterpropagation are derived and used to design three integrated optical devices, that is, a header extraction device, an optical bistable device and a data routing device, which perform an ultrafast, phase-insensitive and fiber compatible routing operation in the optical domain.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

Citation
Eduardo Mateo and Jesús Liñares, "A phase insensitive all-optical router based on nonlinear lenslike planar waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 3355-3370 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-9-3355


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