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Does optical switch have another name?

  1. Mar 11, 2014 #1
    I need to know about optical switch for my optoelectronics course for physics majors. So far I only know its a switch which is controlled by light. I tried to search net but couldn't find any thing. Is optical switch have another name?
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2014 #2

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  4. Mar 15, 2014 #3
    I'm trying to understand all optical switch from

    http://www.phy.duke.edu/~qelectron/proj/switch/intro.php

    in this page they mentioned,

    I'm confused about nonlinear material and from where that blue light came? don't we need some kind of photon bombardment . . .
     
  5. Mar 15, 2014 #4

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    For example, in this paper the Kerr effect is used:
    http://www.ipap.jp/proc/books2/pdf/books2_293f.pdf [Broken]

    Most nonlinear effects are intensity dependent.
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2014 #5
    can't open the link :(

    I'm an undergrad student - if optical switch suppose to be this difficult then it should be taught at graduate level.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2014 #6

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    try again the link wont open for me either

    Dave
     
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