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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Oct. 11, 1999
  • pp: 157–162

Cross-wavelength all-optical switching using nonlinearity of liquefying gallium

Vassilios Albanis, Sukhminder Dhanjal, Nickolay Zheludev, Periklis Petropoulos, and David Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 157-162 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.5.000157


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Abstract

The gallium/silica interface optical nonlinearity associated with a light-induced structural phase transition from a-gallium to a more reflective, more metallic phase shows an exceptionally broadband spectral response. It allows 40% deep nanosecond/microsecond cross-wavelength intensity modulation between signals at 1.3 and 1.55�m.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1999
Published: October 11, 1999

Citation
Vassilios Albanis, Sukhminder Dhanjal, Nickolay Zheludev, Periklis Petropoulos, and David Richardson, "Cross-wavelength all-optical switching using nonlinearity of liquefying gallium," Opt. Express 5, 157-162 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-5-8-157


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