Evaluation of an extension of a nonlinear interface optical switch structure for dual mode switching

Rebecca Bussjager, Joseph Osman, Joseph Chaiken

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Abstract

There is a need for devices which will allow integration of photonic/optical computing subsystems into electronic computing architectures. This effort reviews the Nonlinear Interface Optical Switch (NIOS) concept and then describes a new effect, the erasable optical memory (EOM) effect. We evaluate an extension of the NIOS device to allow simultaneous optical/electronic, i.e. dual mode, switching of light utilizing the EOM effect. Specific devices involve the fabrication of thin film tungsten (VI) oxide (WO 3) and tungsten (V) oxide (W 2O 5) on the hypotenuse of glass (BK-7), fused silica (SiO 2) and zinc selenide (ZnSe) right angle prisms. The extent to which the chemical state of the film can also be manipulated electrically, in a purely gas-solid context, is discussed. Temporal response, spatial density of packing the switches and clarifying considerations regarding choices of materials are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Aerospace Applications Conference Proceedings
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages271-281
Number of pages11
Volume5
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Aerospace Conference. Part 1 (of 5) - Snowmass at Aspen, CO, USA
Duration: Mar 21 1998Mar 28 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Aerospace Conference. Part 1 (of 5)
CitySnowmass at Aspen, CO, USA
Period3/21/983/28/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bussjager, R., Osman, J., & Chaiken, J. (1998). Evaluation of an extension of a nonlinear interface optical switch structure for dual mode switching. In Anon (Ed.), IEEE Aerospace Applications Conference Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 271-281). IEEE Computer Society.