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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1989
  • pp: 224–226

Opto-optical switching in the infrared using CdTe

William H. Steier, Jayant Kumar, and Mehrdad Ziari  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 224-226 (1989)

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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)

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