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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1469–1472

Demonstration of pulse controlled all-optical switch/modulator

Osman Akin and M. S. Dinleyici  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1469-1472 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001469


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Abstract

An all-optical pulse controlled switch/modulator based on evanescent coupling between a polymer slab waveguide and a single mode fiber is demonstrated. Very fast all-optical modulation/switching is achieved via Kerr effect of the nonlinear polymer placed in the evanescent region of the optical fiber. Local refractive index perturbation (Δn=1.45612×105) on the thin film leads to 0.374 nW power modulation at the fiber output, which results in a switching efficiency of 1.5%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: March 10, 2014

Citation
Osman Akin and M. S. Dinleyici, "Demonstration of pulse controlled all-optical switch/modulator," Opt. Lett. 39, 1469-1472 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1469


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