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Optical Engineering

All-optical switching with fast-response variable-index materials
Author(s): Jean J. Robillard; C.D. Luna-Moreno
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Paper Abstract

A high-speed all-optical switch using a fiber optic coupler and a light-sensitive variable-index material is described. The mechanism of index variation with light is discussed, as well as the results of switching with polydialkylsilane and polythiophene for index modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(12) doi: 10.1117/1.1625383
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Jean J. Robillard, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica A.C. (Mexico)
C.D. Luna-Moreno, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)


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