Fast electroholographic switching

Noam Sapiens*, Aharon Weissbrod, Aharon J. Agranat

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Electroholographic switching with a rise time of 13 ns is henceforth presented. The switching was demonstrated in a potassium lithium tantalate crystal doped with copper and titanium with T0 = 10°C. The crystal was operated at 17°C. The switching operation was done in the g 11/g12 configuration, in which the Bragg condition remains fulfilled at all levels of the applied field. As electroholography is a wavelength-selective switching method, this opens the way for implementing optical packet switching and fast wavelength addressing schemes in optical fiber networks that apply wavelength division multiplexing.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2009


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