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 - Dec 1 1988

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    Finlayson, N., Banyai, W. C., Wright, E. M., Seaton, C. T., Stegeman, G. I., Cullen, T. J., & Ironside, C. N. (1988). Picosecond switching induced by saturable absorption in a nonlinear directional coupler. Applied Physics Letters, 53(13), 1144-1146. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.100039