It is shown theoretically that the nonlinear optical Kerr effect can be used to build an all optical configuration controlling spectral switches. The main advantage in it is that it can greatly simplify the control method compared to previous schemes using the aperture mechanism or electro-optical one.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2012
Published: June 8, 2012
Pin Han, "All optical spectral switches," Opt. Lett. 37, 2319-2321 (2012)