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Author Jianwei, Wu ♦ Fengguang, Luo ♦ Zhihua, Yu ♦ Qing, Tao
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ♦ CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ MACH-ZEHNDER INTERFEROMETER ♦ OPTICS ♦ PULSES ♦ SIGNALS ♦ SILICON ♦ SIMULATION ♦ SWITCHES ♦ TIME DELAY ♦ WAVEGUIDES ♦ ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ EQUIPMENT ♦ INTERFEROMETERS ♦ MEASURING INSTRUMENTS ♦ SEMIMETALS
Abstract An ultrafast all-optical switch based on the integrated Mach - Zehnder interferometer (MZI) with two arms consisting of identical silicon-on-insulator (SOI) optical waveguides is presented. The operability of the presented interferometer is simulated both for the continue wave (cw) and pulsed probe signals. It is shown that at the output port of the MZI, the switching window of the probe signal is strongly dependent on the energy and duration of the ultrafast control pulse and the SOI waveguide length. In addition, the initial delay time between both two optical waves will significantly affect the optical switching window when a pulsed probe signal wave is used. (integrated optics)
ISSN 10637818
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-03-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Quantum Electronics
Volume Number 39
Issue Number 3


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