Resonant waveguide–grating switching device with nonlinear optical material

Robert R. Boye, Richard W. Ziolkowski, Raymond K. Kostuk

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The design and analysis of a dielectric guided-mode resonance filter (GMRF) utilizing a nonlinear material for the waveguide is presented. Small changes to the parameters of a GMRF have a large impact on its resonance. A nonlinear material can provide a small change in the refractive index of the waveguide, altering the resonance of the device and resulting in modulation of the transmitted and reflected output of the filter. Numerical results show that nonlinear switching from 100% transmission to 100% reflection can be accomplished with less than 100 kW/cm2 using a simple design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5181-5185
Number of pages5
JournalApplied optics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Aug 20 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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