All-optical waveguide switching

G. I. Stegeman, Ewan M Wright

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Abstract

We present a tutorial review of all-optical switching in fibre and integrated optics waveguides. These switching devices require non-linear refractive index changes in single or coupled waveguides, and involve either the low-power guided modes of the structure or soliton-type waves guided, emitted or captured by waveguides. We discuss the physical principles involved in these all-optical switching schemes, material requirements, recent experiments and limitations. A representative rather than comprehensive list of references is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-122
Number of pages28
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1990

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All-optical waveguide switching. / Stegeman, G. I.; Wright, Ewan M.

In: Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 22, No. 2, 03.1990, p. 95-122.

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Stegeman, G. I. ; Wright, Ewan M. / All-optical waveguide switching. In: Optical and Quantum Electronics. 1990 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 95-122.
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