Protein-based integrated optical switching and modulation

Pal Ormos, László Fábián, László Oroszi, Elmar K. Wolff, Jeremy J. Ramsden, András Dér

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Abstract

The static and dynamic response of optical waveguides coated with a thin protein film of bacteriorhodopsin was investigated. The size and kinetics of the light-induced refractive index changes of the adlayer were determined under different conditions of illumination. The results demonstrate the applicability of this protein as an active, programmable nonlinear optical material in all-optical integrated circuits. (C) 2002 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4060-4062
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume80
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • REFRACTIVE-INDEX
  • SIGNALS
  • ORIENTED PURPLE MEMBRANES
  • BACTERIORHODOPSIN FILMS

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