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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1772–1774

Nonreciprocal behavior and switching in optical couplers with longitudinally varying coupling coefficient

Truong X. Tran and Fabio Biancalana  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1772-1774 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001772


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Abstract

We report the nonreciprocal behavior of an optical coupler consisting of two straight waveguides forming a small angle. An optical diode action is theoretically demonstrated when light is launched along opposite directions. The switching power is lower than the case of parallel waveguides with a constant coupling coefficient.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2012
Published: May 15, 2012

Citation
Truong X. Tran and Fabio Biancalana, "Nonreciprocal behavior and switching in optical couplers with longitudinally varying coupling coefficient," Opt. Lett. 37, 1772-1774 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-10-1772


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