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All-optical combiner-splitter and gating devices based on straight waveguides

Wescott, Matthew and Chen, Guangzhou and Zhang, Yanyun and Bagley, Brian G. and Deck, Robert T. (2007) All-optical combiner-splitter and gating devices based on straight waveguides. Applied Optics, 46 (16). pp. 3177-3184. ISSN 0003-6935. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WESao07

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Abstract

A two-mode optical combiner-splitter device is designed based on all straight waveguides that maintains the integrity of the two modes during propagation and allows for an analytic analysis. The design analysis has the potential to improve the precision of the device fabrication. The design is used in an analytic optical gate based on a nonlinear Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The design reduces the size of a previously proposed device and simplifies its analysis.


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Additional Information:© 2007 Optical Society of America Received 24 April 2006; revised 12 September 2006; accepted 18 September 2006; posted 30 January 2007 (Doc. ID 70202); published 15 May 2007 M. Wescott acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation Research for Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program under grant 0353899.
Issue or Number:16
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Alternative URL:http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-16-3177
Official Citation:M. Wescott, G. Chen, Y. Zhang, B. G. Bagley, and R. T. Deck, "All-optical combiner-splitter and gating devices based on straight waveguides," Appl. Opt. 46, 3177-3184 (2007) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-16-3177
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