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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 23, 1998
  • pp: 433–439

Semiconductor periodic structures for out-of-plane optical switching and Bragg-soliton excitation

T. G. Brown, R. P. Fabrizzio, and S. M. Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 433-439 (1998)

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We study out-of-plane coupling and switching in a semiconductor periodic waveguide structure, with attention given to both dispersion within the structure and impedence matching of an external wave with a guided mode. We show nanosecond-scale optical switching and discuss the implications for Bragg soliton excitation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Focus Issue: Bragg solitons and nonlinear optics of periodic structures

Original Manuscript: September 28, 1998
Published: November 23, 1998

Thomas Brown, R. Fabrizzio, and S. Weiss, "Semiconductor periodic structures for out-of-plane optical switching and Bragg-soliton excitation," Opt. Express 3, 433-439 (1998)

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