Multichannel all–optical switch based on a thin slab of resonant two–level emitters
M. Akmullah State Pedagogical University of Bashkortostan, 450000 Ufa, Russia
2 Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen The Netherlands
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Published online: 31 October 2017
We discuss the possibility of using a thin layer of inhomogeneously broadened resonant emitters as a multichannel all–optical switch. Switching time from the lower stable branch of the system's bistable characteristics to the upper one and vice versa, which determines the speed of operation of a bistable device, is studied.
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