23 December 2016 Analysis of spectral response of optical switching devices based on chalcogenide bistable fiber Bragg gratings
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Proceedings Volume 10142, 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; 101421Z (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2264448
Event: 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2016, Jasna, Slovakia
Abstract
Although nonlinear fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are well known devices more than three decades their using as all-optical switching elements is still investigated. Current research is focused on optimization their properties for their using in future all-optical networks. The main problem is minimizing of switching intensities needed for achieving the changes of transmission state. Switching intensities were over several years reduced from hundreds of GW/cm2 to tens of MW/cm2. Reduction of switching intensities can be achieved by selecting appropriate gratings and signal parameters or using suitable materials. This contribution is focused on nonlinear FBGs based on chalcogenide glasses which are very often used in various applications. Chalcogenide glasses thanks to their high nonlinear parameters are suitable candidates for reducing switching intensities of nonlinear FBGs.
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Ľubomír Scholtz, Ľubomír Scholtz, Michaela Solanská, Michaela Solanská, Libor Ladányi, Libor Ladányi, Jarmila Müllerová, Jarmila Müllerová, } "Analysis of spectral response of optical switching devices based on chalcogenide bistable fiber Bragg gratings", Proc. SPIE 10142, 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 101421Z (23 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2264448; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2264448
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