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Nonlinear directional coupler for polychromatic light

Garanovich, Ivan L.; Sukhorukov, Andrey A.


We demonstrate that nonlinear directional coupler with special bending of waveguide axes can be used for all-optical switching of polychromatic light with very broad spectrum covering all visible region. The bandwidth of suggested device is enhanced five times compared to conventional couplers. Our results suggest novel opportunities for creation of all-optical logical gates and switches for polychromatic light with white-light and super-continuum spectrum.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-03-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.32.000475


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