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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1140–1142

Two-photon absorption as a limitation to all-optical switching

Victor Mizrahi, K. W. DeLong, G. I. Stegeman, M. A. Saifi, and M. J. Andrejco  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 1140-1142 (1989)

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Two-photon absorption can place a fundamental limitation on waveguide all-optical switching devices. We have derived a general criterion to describe this limitation that must be satisfied by all materials. As a specific example, we have experimentally evaluated this criterion for a lead-glass fiber.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 6, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 1989
Published: October 15, 1989

Victor Mizrahi, M. A. Saifi, M. J. Andrejco, K. W. DeLong, and G. I. Stegeman, "Two-photon absorption as a limitation to all-optical switching," Opt. Lett. 14, 1140-1142 (1989)

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