TITLE

Self-holding photochromic polymer Mach-Zehnder optical switch

AUTHOR(S)
Ebisawa, Fumihiro; Hoshino, Mitsutoshi
PUB. DATE
December 1994
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/5/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 23, p2919
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a self-holding and optical-optical 2X2 switch using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a thermally irreversible photochromic (PC) guest/host polymer cladding. Achievement of a cross-bar switching; Use of conventional single mode optical fiber in controlling the switch; Advantage of the PC optical switch.
ACCESSION #
4221680

 

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