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Chalcogenide glasses for use in photonic switching devices: a detailed analysis
Author(s): Nimish Dixit; R. Vijaya
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated a Fabry-Perot filter and a nonlinear fiber loop mirror (NFLM) for their suitability as photonic switching devices. In the light of new information available on chalcogenide glasses with respect to their nonlinear optical coefficients and attenuation levels, we have found from our analysis that fibers made of these doped glasses hold a lot of promise. The advantage is seen to be more in the case of FP filters than in NFLM, which is rather due to the fact that some of these glass compositions have very high losses at (Lambda) equals 1.55 micrometers . We have made a comparison between the use of Silica glass and Chalcogenide glass as the switching medium. We have also studied the effect of reducing the losses in Chalcogenide glass fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4417, Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441338
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Nimish Dixit, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
R. Vijaya, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4417:
Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics

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