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Title: Feasibility of fullerene thin films for high-speed all-optical switching

Abstract

We measured the optical nonlinearity of fullerene thin films (C{sub 60},C{sub 70}) from 710--850 nm and determined the figure of merit for all-optical switching. We also demonstrated, to our knowledge, the first fullerene-based all-optical switch.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
67673
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-116858; CONF-940582-8
ON: DE95011735
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: CLEO `94: conference on lasers and electro-optics, Anaheim, CA (United States), 8-13 May 1994; Other Information: PBD: May 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FULLERENES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; THIN FILMS; SWITCHES; INTERFEROMETRY; FIBER OPTICS

Citation Formats

Lee, H.W.H., Hughes, R.S. Jr., Davis, J.E., MConaghy, C.F., Hamza, A.V., and Balooch, M. Feasibility of fullerene thin films for high-speed all-optical switching. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Lee, H.W.H., Hughes, R.S. Jr., Davis, J.E., MConaghy, C.F., Hamza, A.V., & Balooch, M. Feasibility of fullerene thin films for high-speed all-optical switching. United States.
Lee, H.W.H., Hughes, R.S. Jr., Davis, J.E., MConaghy, C.F., Hamza, A.V., and Balooch, M. Sun . "Feasibility of fullerene thin films for high-speed all-optical switching". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/67673.
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abstractNote = {We measured the optical nonlinearity of fullerene thin films (C{sub 60},C{sub 70}) from 710--850 nm and determined the figure of merit for all-optical switching. We also demonstrated, to our knowledge, the first fullerene-based all-optical switch.},
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year = {Sun May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1994},
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