Abstract

We show that all-optical switching is feasible by means of cascading of sum-frequency-generation and difference-frequency-generation processes under phase-matched conditions. Three-terminal switching is demonstrated experimentally with bulk periodically poled LiNbO 3. The cascading under phase-matched conditions facilitates switching with lower power than that required under phase-mismatched conditions.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, and C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
    [Crossref]
  2. R. DeSalvo, D. J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, G. I. Stegeman, E. W. VanStryland, and H. Vanherzeele, Opt. Lett. 17, 28 (1992).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  3. Y. Baek, R. Schiek, and G. I. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 20, 2168 (1995).
    [Crossref]
  4. L. Lefort and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995).
    [Crossref]
  5. A. L. Belostotsky, A. S. Leonov, and A. V. Meleshko, Opt. Lett. 19, 856 (1994).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  6. D. C. Hutchings, J. S. Aitchison, and C. N. Ironside, Opt. Lett. 18, 793 (1993).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  7. L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
    [Crossref]
  8. V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
    [Crossref]
  9. M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
    [Crossref]

1995 (3)

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1992 (2)

1988 (1)

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, and C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Aitchison, J. S.

Baek, Y.

Barthelemy, A.

Belostotsky, A. L.

Bosenberg, W. R.

Byer, R. L.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
[Crossref]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

DeSalvo, R.

Dmitriev, V. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[Crossref]

Eckardt, R. C.

Fejer, M. M.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
[Crossref]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

Finlayson, N.

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, and C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Gurzadyan, G. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[Crossref]

Hagan, D. J.

Hutchings, D. C.

Ironside, C. N.

Jundt, D. H.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

Lefort, L.

Leonov, A. S.

Magel, G. A.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

Meleshko, A. V.

Myers, L. E.

Nikogosyan, D. N.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[Crossref]

Pierce, J. W.

Schiek, R.

Seaton, C. T.

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, and C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Sheik-Bahae, M.

Stegeman, G. I.

Vanherzeele, H.

VanStryland, E. W.

Wright, E. M.

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, and C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Zanoni, R.

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, and C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, and C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[Crossref]

Cited By

OSA participates in Crossref's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimentally measured and calculated SFG tuning curve of 10-mm-long PPLN with λ1=1.319 µm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of all-optical switching by means of polarization interferometer with PPLN.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Experimentally measured and (b) calculated intensity of switched signal and SFG as a function of gate power.

Equations (7)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

dE1*dz=-i2πdeffn1λ1E3*E2,
dE2*dz=-i2πdeffn2λ2E3*E1,
dE3dz=i2πdeffn3λ3E1E2,
E2z=E20cosΓz,  Γ2=2πdeff2n2n3λ2λ3E12.
P3L=λ2λ3P20sin222πdeffLc0n1n2n3λ2λ3Aeff1/2P1=λ2λ3P20sin2λ3λ2ηSFGP11/2,
T=sin42πdeffLc0n1n2n3λ2λ3Aeff1/2P1=sin412λ3λ2ηSFGP11/2.
P1=Kc0n12n3λ12Aeff2deff2L2,

Metrics