OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 974–981

Photorefractive duplex two-wave mixing and all-optical deflection switch

Satoshi Honma, Atsushi Okamoto, and Yoshihisa Takayama  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 974-981 (2001)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (622 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We propose and demonstrate an all-optical deflection switch with photorefractive duplex two-wave mixing (TWM) in which common grating is shared by the TWM of the two control beams and that of signal beams in a photorefractive crystal. TWM occurs both with the signal beams and with the control beams. By calculating the output intensities of the signal beams, we show that the output intensities of the signal beams are controllable by use of the phase difference of the control beams. We analyze the practical ratio of the intensities of the control beams to those of the signal beams for effective switching. A comparison of the numerical analysis with a basic experiment is given. Qualitative agreement is exhibited.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

Satoshi Honma, Atsushi Okamoto, and Yoshihisa Takayama, "Photorefractive duplex two-wave mixing and all-optical deflection switch," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 974-981 (2001)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. I.-C. Khoo, Y. Liang, and H. Li, “Coherent-beam amplification and polarization switching in a birefringent medium photorefractive crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1816–1824 (1992). [CrossRef]
  2. M. Aguilar, M. Carrascosa, and F. Agulló-Lópex, “Optimization of selective erasure in photorefractive memories,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 110–115 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. G. C. Petrisor, A. A. Goldstein, B. Jenkins, E. J. Herbulock, and A. R. Tanguay, Jr., “Convergence of backward-error-propagation learning in photorefractive crystals,” Appl. Opt. 35, 1328–1342 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. R. B. Bylsma, A. M. Glass, and D. H. Olson, “Optical signal amplification at 1.3 μm by two-wave mixing in InP:Fe,” Electron. Lett. 24, 360–362 (1988). [CrossRef]
  5. G. C. Valley, “Two-wave mixing with an applied field and a moving grating,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 868–873 (1984). [CrossRef]
  6. C. Ozkul, G. Picoli, P. Gravey, and N. Wolffer, “High gain coherent amplification in thermally stabilized InP:Fe crystals under dc fields,” Appl. Opt. 29, 2711–2717 (1990). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. G. Picoli, P. Gravey, C. Ozkul, and V. Vieux, “Theory of two-wave mixing gain enhancement in photorefractive InP:Fe: a new mechanism of resonance,” J. Appl. Phys. 66, 3798–3813 (1989). [CrossRef]
  8. G. Picoli, P. Gravey, and C. Ozkul, “Model for resonant intensity dependence of photorefractive two-wave mixing in InP:Fe,” Opt. Lett. 14, 1362–1364 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. M. Saito, A. Okamoto, Y. Takayama, and M. Takamura, “Phase matching property of cross polarized four wave mixing in BaTiO3 crystal and optical bus application,” in Proceedings of 1997 Topical Meeting on Photorefractive Materials, Effects and Devices (PR'97), D. Z. Anderson, M. Cronin-Golomb, and M. J. Damzem, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 204–207, paper WP28.
  10. N. V. Kukhtarev, V. B. Markov, S. G. Odulov, M. S. Soskin, and V. L. Vinetskii, “Holographic storage in electro-optic crystals. I. Steady state,” Ferroelectrics 22, 949–960 (1979). [CrossRef]
  11. S. Honma, A. Okamoto, and Y. Takayama, “All-optical photorefractive switch with phase difference between control beams,” in Advances in Photorefractive Materials, Effects, and Devices, P. E. Andersen, P. M. Johansen, H. C. Pedersen, P. M. Petersen, and M. Saffman, eds., Vol. 27 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 575–580.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited