Comparison of three nonlinear optical switch geometries

Toliver, P. and Runser, R. J. and Glesk, I. and Prucnal, P. R.; (2000) Comparison of three nonlinear optical switch geometries. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2000 (CLEO 2000). IEEE, GBR, pp. 254-255. ISBN 1557526346 (

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Three optical switch geometries have been compared and investigated. These are the Terahertz Optical Asymmetric Demultiplexer (TOAD), Colliding Pulse Mach-Zehnder (CPMZ), and Symmetric Mach-Zehnder (SMZ). Of the three geometries, the SMZ switch exhibits the best performance in terms of the minimum switching window width and output peak-to-peak amplitude. The control pulse energy requirements of all three devices are at least an order of magnitude less than the energy required by passive structures.


Toliver, P., Runser, R. J., Glesk, I. ORCID logoORCID: and Prucnal, P. R.;