Optical bistability and nonlinear switching due to increasing absorption in single-crystal ZnSe waveguides

Kim, B. G.; Garmire, E.; Shibata, N.; Zembutsu, S.
August 1987
Applied Physics Letters;8/17/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p475
Academic Journal
Optical nonlinear switching and bistability due to increasing absorption have been observed in single-crystal ZnSe waveguides with contrast ratios of 16/1 and switching times of 10 μs at 15 mW of argon laser light. Switching energy is improved over the bulk by a factor of 200.


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