1 December 2005 Design of a multifunctional integrated optical isolator switch based on nonlinear and nonreciprocal effects
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The design of a new multifunctional integrated optical device capable of operating simultaneously as an optical switch and optical isolator is presented. The device consists of a multilayer directional coupler employing one nonlinear and one magneto-optic layer, with all other layers being linear and isotropic. Therefore, only phase matching conditions are required for the device operation irrespective of the propagation directions and operation regime (linear/nonlinear). The structure is optimized via a genetic algorithm and tested with a numerical formalism based on the wide-angle finite-difference beam propagation method. The results clearly demonstrate the ability of performing two distinct functions on the same device.
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Licinius D.S. de Alcantara, Licinius D.S. de Alcantara, Marcos A. C. Lima, Marcos A. C. Lima, Amilcar C. César, Amilcar C. César, Ben-Hur V. Borges, Ben-Hur V. Borges, Fernando Teixeira, Fernando Teixeira, } "Design of a multifunctional integrated optical isolator switch based on nonlinear and nonreciprocal effects," Optical Engineering 44(12), 124002 (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2139655 . Submission:
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