Abstract

A method of intensity-dependent polarization switching is proposed. The effect is based on simultaneous action of two phase-matched second-order processes in a quadratic medium. Using analytical and numerical techniques, we demonstrate that a single linearly polarized fundamental wave, when it is propagating in such a medium, can efficiently generate a new fundamental wave of orthogonal polarization. The polarization switching is explained by an effective four-wave-mixing process that is performed through second-order cascading.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

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