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