Acousto-optical multiple interference switches

M. Beck*, M. M. De Lima, E. Wiebicke, W. Seidel, R. Hey, P. V. Santos (Corresponding Author)

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The authors introduce an alternative approach for acousto-optical light control based on the interference of light propagating through several waveguides, each subjected to a periodic refractive index modulation induced by a surface acoustic wave. The feasibility of the concept is demonstrated by the realization of an optical switch for arbitrary time intervals with an on/off contrast ratio of 20.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061118
JournalApplied physics letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

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    Beck, M., De Lima, M. M., Wiebicke, E., Seidel, W., Hey, R., & Santos, P. V. (2007). Acousto-optical multiple interference switches. Applied physics letters, 91(6), [061118].