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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3083–3100

Electrically and optically controlled cross-polarized wave conversion

Michael Cada, Montasir Qasymeh, and Jaromir Pistora  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3083-3100 (2008)

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Light wave propagation in third-order nonlinear media with applied external electric field is investigated. Interplay between the nonlinear electro-optic and all-optical effects is examined theoretically. Energy exchange between the orthogonal light polarizations, the cross polarization conversion, results. The assisting external field acts as either the effect-enhancing or functionality-controlling parameter. Various materials such as silica glass, silicon, other bulk and quantum well semiconductors, organic materials, and particle-doped nanostructures are referred to as possible candidates for device implementations. Numerical estimates of achievable parameters in a selected suitable material are discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2008
Published: February 20, 2008

Michael Cada, Montasir Qasymeh, and Jaromir Pistora, "Electrically and optically controlled cross-polarized wave conversion," Opt. Express 16, 3083-3100 (2008)

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