Multiplexing and de-multiplexing using an AlGaAs nonlinear directional coupler

J. S. Aitchison, A. Villeneuve, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman

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Progress made towards realizing all-optical multiplexing and demultiplexing elements, formed in half band gap semiconductors, are reviewed. A range of multiplexing and demultiplexing configurations based on nonlinear directional couplers in AlGaAs is demonstrated. The use of an integrated format results in a compact device which leads to reduced delay times and insensitivity to environmental parameters such as temperature gradients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7/1-7/6
JournalIEE Colloquium (Digest)
Issue number110
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventIEE Electronics Division Colloquium on Towards Terabit Transmission - London, UK
Duration: May 19 1995May 19 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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