J. Tioh, R.J. Weber and M. Mina, Iowa State University, USA
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.
The main purpose of this chapter is to introduce ...