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CLEO: Science and Innovations
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Nonlinear Mixing in Optical Fibers (CMJ)

Few-Photon Switching via Two-Photon Absorption in Rb-Filled Photonic Bandgap Fibers

Kasturi Saha, Vivek Venkataraman, Pablo Londero, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations


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We show 40% all-optical modulation with 1 nW total power via non-degenerate two-photon absorption in Rb vapor confined to a photonic bandgap fiber. This corresponds to 12 photons of switching energy.

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(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes

K. Saha, V. Venkataraman, P. Londero, and A. L. Gaeta, "Few-Photon Switching via Two-Photon Absorption in Rb-Filled Photonic Bandgap Fibers," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMJ2.

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