23 July 1993 Material figures of merit and implications to all-optical waveguide switching
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Proceedings Volume 1852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148458
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
It is possible to define figures of merit which a nonlinear material must satisfy in order for it to be useful for all-optical switching in waveguides (as well as other nonlinear devices). Here we first discuss the physical basis for these figures of merit. Examples of materials in which these figures of merit both are and are not satisfied will be given. Finally the evolution of nonlinear directional couplers will be reviewed and the impact of figures of merit identified.
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George I. Stegeman, "Material figures of merit and implications to all-optical waveguide switching", Proc. SPIE 1852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148458; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148458
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