Opto-optical switching of a 1.06-μm signal beam by another 1.06-μm control beam has been observed in CdTe:In. The switching is caused by the photocharge created by the control beam and the resultant electric-field shielding. This effect can be switched in microseconds and takes advantage of the high figure of merit (n3r/∊) of CdTe.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 4, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 1988
Published: February 15, 1989
William H. Steier, Jayant Kumar, and Mehrdad Ziari, "Opto-optical switching in the infrared using CdTe," Opt. Lett. 14, 224-226 (1989)