Accession Number : ADP007612

Title :   Nonlinear Switching Characteristics of an Arrow Based Directional Coupler,

Corporate Author : FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER UNIV JENA (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Trutschel, U. ; Mann, M. ; Wachter, C. ; Lederer, F. ; Leine, L.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : ARROW's (Antiresonant Reflecting Optical Waveguides) attracted a considerable interest within recent years. Contrary to conventional waveguiding the underlying mechanism consists in phase - matched Fabry-Perot-action rather than total internal reflection. In this paper we show that the inclusion of the optical nonlinearity into an ARROW-based directional coupler scheme leads to novel all-optical switching characteristics.

Descriptors :   *WAVEGUIDE COUPLERS, DIRECTIONAL, INCLUSIONS, INTERNAL REFLECTION, OPTICAL SWITCHING, PHASE, REFLECTION, SYMPOSIA, GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE