Nonlinear optical switching matrix

Gang Jun Liu, Jun Liu, Bin Ming Liang, Qu Li, Guo Liang Jin

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Abstract

We show that nonlinear directional couplers with variable coupling coefficients can be used to compose a special kind of switching matrix. The switching matrix can be controlled by the signal itself or by a strong pump. Light routing is realized by adjustment of the power of the signal or the pump. Because light routing is based on the optical Kerr effect, ultrafast routing is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1347-1349
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume28
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Liu, G. J., Liu, J., Liang, B. M., Li, Q., & Jin, G. L. (2003). Nonlinear optical switching matrix. Optics Letters, 28(15), 1347-1349. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001347