Semiconductor figure of merit for nonlinear directional couplers

Ewan M Wright, Stephan W Koch, J. E. Ehrlich, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman

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Abstract

We present numerical calculations of the material figure of merit for a variety of bulk semiconductors at room temperature. For efficient switching to be possible in a half-beat-length nonlinear directional coupler, a minimum material requirement is that the figure of merit should exceed unity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2127-2129
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume52
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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Semiconductor figure of merit for nonlinear directional couplers. / Wright, Ewan M; Koch, Stephan W; Ehrlich, J. E.; Seaton, C. T.; Stegeman, G. I.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 52, No. 25, 1988, p. 2127-2129.

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Wright, Ewan M ; Koch, Stephan W ; Ehrlich, J. E. ; Seaton, C. T. ; Stegeman, G. I. / Semiconductor figure of merit for nonlinear directional couplers. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1988 ; Vol. 52, No. 25. pp. 2127-2129.
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