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Magneto-Optic Interferometric Switch With Resonator Configuration

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2 Author(s)
Pritchard, J.W. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA, USA ; Mina, M.

All-optical resonators are candidates for next-generation, integrated, optical switching devices for communication purposes. Their simplicity in design can allow for easy integration using standard CMOS fabrication processes. Other switch configurations, such as the Mach-Zhender and the Sagnac, have been implemented but are more complicated. Traditionally, optical resonators have been used as optical all-pass filters. However, by including a Faraday rotator in the resonating loop with an actuating field, an all-optical switch can be realized. Optical resonator switches have often been proposed and implemented utilizing the electro-optic effect. This study reveals that magneto-optic equivalents show promise as alternatives. Here, a magneto-optical switch in a resonator configuration is proposed and implemented with theoretical analysis using the Jones calculus technique.

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Magnetics Letters, IEEE  (Volume:4 )