Picosecond switching induced by saturable absorption in a nonlinear directional coupler

N. Finlayson, W. C. Banyai, E. M. Wright, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, T. J. Cullen, C. N. Ironside

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Abstract

Fluence-induced changes in absorption of a semiconductor-doped-glass directional coupler have resulted in nonlinear optical switching on a picosecond time scale. The functional dependence on the incident fluence confirms that the switching is dominated by absorption saturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1144-1146
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume53
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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