Translator Disclaimer
Paper
19 November 2003 Electro-optical switch based on a Bragg grating in a liquid crystal waveguide
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.525496
Event: 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, 2002, Florence, Italy
Abstract
In this paper an integrated electro-optical switch, designed to operate at the infrared communications wavelength of 1550 nm, is presented. The device is based on a Bragg grating in planar waveguide with a bistable smectic C* liquid crystal overlayer, which allows to change the spectral behavior of the device. The principal advantage of this device is its spectral signature, which allows overcoming the problems of intensity dependent switches.
© (2003) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Luigi Sirleto, Giuseppe Coppola, Giovanni Breglio, Giancarlo Abbate, Giancarlo C. Righini, and Jose Manuel Oton "Electro-optical switch based on a Bragg grating in a liquid crystal waveguide", Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.525496
PROCEEDINGS
3 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top