Comparison of three nonlinear optical switch geometries

P. Toliver, R. J. Runser, I. Glesk, P. R. Prucnal

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Three optical switch geometries have been compared and investigated. These are the Terahertz Optical Asymmetric Demultiplexer (TOAD), Colliding Pulse Mach-Zehnder (CPMZ), and Symmetric Mach-Zehnder (SMZ). Of the three geometries, the SMZ switch exhibits the best performance in terms of the minimum switching window width and output peak-to-peak amplitude. The control pulse energy requirements of all three devices are at least an order of magnitude less than the energy required by passive structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2000 (CLEO 2000)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1557526346
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 May 200012 May 2000


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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