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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1999
  • pp: 262–266

Cross-phase modulation caused by cascading of third-order processes

S. Saltiel, K. Koynov, K. Kirov, and K. Petrova  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 262-266 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000262


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Abstract

The evolution of the phase of a weak signal wave (ω2) copropagating with a strong gate wave (ω1) in a centrosymmetric medium is studied analytically and numerically for the case when the two waves are involved in a nearly phase-matched third-order process that generates a third wave (ω3=2ω12). It is shown that the signal wave collects, in addition to the phase shift that is due to the ω212−ω1 process, an extra nonlinear phase shift caused by cascading of two third-order nonlinear processes, ω3=2ω12 and ω2= ω3−2ω1. The attractive feature of this new type of cross-phase modulation is the fact that one can control its magnitude and sign by changing the wave-vector mismatch of the sum-frequency mixing process and the gate intensity.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

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S. Saltiel, K. Koynov, K. Kirov, and K. Petrova, "Cross-phase modulation caused by cascading of third-order processes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 262-266 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-2-262

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