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Feasibility of an all-optical switch based on cylindrical microresonators and liquid crystals
Author(s): Luigi Sirleto; J. W. Klunder; Alfred Driessen; Ivo Rendina; Giancarlo Abbate
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Paper Abstract

Recently an ever-increasing activity in the area of coupling between optical waveguide and ring or micro resonator has been developed. Devices based on this coupling held the promise of a new modality of light switching, amplifications and modulation. In this paper, the feasibility of an all optical switch based on the integration of the potentiality of microcavity resonator and organic materials having large nonlinearities, i.e. liquid crystals (LC's), is discussed. The device is based on silicon technology with hybrid integration of liquid crystals as a nonlinear material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4947, Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.470178
Show Author Affiliations
Luigi Sirleto, CNR (Italy)
J. W. Klunder, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Alfred Driessen, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Ivo Rendina, CNR-IMM (Italy)
Giancarlo Abbate, INFM (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4947:
Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration

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