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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11312–11317

Photonic switching in waveguides using spatial concepts inspired by EIT

Pavel Ginzburg and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11312-11317 (2006)

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Optical waveguide switches based on spatial arrangements inspired by electromagnetic induced transparency (EIT) concepts are presented. Interferometric control of optical signal by an optical gate is accomplished in three configurations. The first is employing a direct spatial version of EIT, the second is exploiting space reciprocity to accomplish performance not achievable in the time domain EIT and finally a novel version of EIT, using tunneling, is transformed into the spatial domain. For all configurations – closed form analysis as well as actual device simulation are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Pavel Ginzburg and Meir Orenstein, "Photonic switching in waveguides using spatial concepts inspired by EIT," Opt. Express 14, 11312-11317 (2006)

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