Asymmetric optical loop mirror: analysis of an all-optical switch

Michael G. Kane, Ivan Glesk, Jason P. Sokoloff, Paul R. Prucnal

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A general analytical framework for tetrahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD) switch operation is presented and compared with other switches that use a nonlinear optical element in a loop mirror. Main results are illustrated with experimental data reported and some applications are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6833-6842
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1994


  • optical demultiplexers
  • optical loop mirrors
  • semiconductor optical amplifier
  • optical switching


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