Assessment of single crystal p-toluene sulfonate as an all-optical switching material at 1.3 μm

Dug Y. Kim, Brian L. Lawrence, William E. Torruellas, George I. Stegeman, G. Baker, J. Meth

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Abstract

We evaluate the potential of single crystal PTS (p-toluene sulfonate) for all-optical applications at the 1.32 μm communications wavelength by measuring the electronic and thermo-optic nonlinearities, and the multiphoton absorption with picosecond pulses. With appropriate heat sinking, duty cycles greater than 25% should be possible without significant cumulative thermal effects for 1 W operating powers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1742-1744
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume65
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Kim, D. Y., Lawrence, B. L., Torruellas, W. E., Stegeman, G. I., Baker, G., & Meth, J. (1994). Assessment of single crystal p-toluene sulfonate as an all-optical switching material at 1.3 μm. Applied Physics Letters, 65(14), 1742-1744. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.112902