Fiber, holographic, quantum optical and other types of optical switches

Y. Zhang

B.J. Li,     Sun Yat-Sen University, China


This chapter introduces some very different categories of optical switches as complementary contents for the knowledge gained from the previous chapters. This chapter first reviews the developments in designs and applications of fiber switches, holographic switches and quantum optical switches. Then the chapter provides some examples of specific optical switches.

Key words

fiber switch

holographic switch

quantum-well-based switch

quantum-dot-based switch

10.1 Introduction

In chapters two to nine of this book, the main categories of optical switches were introduced. These switches exhibit some common ...

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