Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 567–573 | Cite as

Monolithically Integrated All-optical Switch using Quantum Well Intermixing

  • Jongbum Nah
  • Patrick Likamwa


We report the realization of a compact monolithically integrated all-optical switch using selective area bandgap tuning of a multiple quantum well structure by impurity-free vacancy induced disordering technique. A 3-dB waveguide coupler was fabricated in the disordered section of the switch device. All-optical wavelength conversion at 1Gb/s was demonstrated.


Communication Network Coupler Selective Area Wavelength Conversion Multiple Quantum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Optics and PhotonicsUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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