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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1996
  • pp: 940–942

All-optical switching in lithium niobate directional couplers with cascaded nonlinearity

R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. Krijnen, G. I. Stegeman, I. Baumann, and W. Sohler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 940-942 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000940


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Abstract

We report on intensity-dependent switching in lithium niobate directional couplers. Large nonlinear phase shifts that are due to cascading detune the coupling between the coupler branches, which makes all-optical switching possible. Depending on the input intensity, the output could be switched between the cross and the bar coupler branches with a switching ratio of 1:5 and a throughput of 80%.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 1995
Published: July 1, 1996

Citation
R. Schiek, I. Baumann, W. Sohler, Y. Baek, G. Krijnen, and G. I. Stegeman, "All-optical switching in lithium niobate directional couplers with cascaded nonlinearity," Opt. Lett. 21, 940-942 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-13-940

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