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Optical Switches by S Chua, B Li

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Magneto-optical switches

J. Tioh, R.J. Weber and M. Mina,     Iowa State University, USA

Abstract:

This chapter introduces the reader to magneto-optical switching for optical communication and in particular for fiber optics applications. The chapter first reviews the main concepts and families of magneto-optical switches. It then further details current work on magneto-optical switching, including newly developed formulations for characterizing magneto-optical effects that will hopefully provide a useful and practicable device-level foundation for the reader.

Key words

Faraday effect

Faraday rotation

magneto-optical switching

magneto-optical devices

optical communication

4.1 Introduction

The main purpose of this chapter is to introduce ...

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