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Nonlinear all-optical guided-wave devices: Operating characteristics and material trade-offs

Year: 1988

Authors: Stegeman G.L., Wright E.M., Finlayson N., Zanoni R., Seaton C.T., Thylen L., Wabnitz S., Trillo S., Silberberg Y.

Autors Affiliation: Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States; LM Ericsson Telecom, Stockholm, S-126 25, Sweden; Fondazione Ugo Brodoni, Viale Europa 190, Roma, 00144, Italy; Bell Communications Research Inc., 331 Newman Springs Rd., Red Bank, NJ, 07701, United States

Abstract: The operating characteristics of novel all-optical integrated optics devices based on strong nonlinearities are reviewed, as are all-optical guided-wave devices which are nonlinear extensions of well-known linear integrated optics devices. A comparison of how different material systems meet the requirements for alloptical guided-wave devices is also presented.

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KeyWords: optics devices
DOI: 10.1117/12.943513

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