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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 12197–12202

Three-channel all-optical routing in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal

Hai-Hua Wang, Yun-Fei Fan, Rong Wang, Dun-Mao Du, Xiao-Jun Zhang, Zhi-Hui Kang, Yun Jiang, Jin-Hui Wu, and Jin-Yue Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 12197-12202 (2009)

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We experimentally demonstrate a three-channel all-optical routing based on light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal. By switching off the control field under the condition of electromagnetically induced transparency, the optical information of the probe light pulse can be stored in the crystal. When three retrieve control fields are switched on in the release process, the stored optical information from one light channel can be transferred (or distributed) into three different light channels. Also we show that this all-optical routing can be time-delayed. Such a multichannel all-optical routing in solids may have practical applications in quantum information and all-optical network.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2009
Published: July 2, 2009

Hai-hua Wang, Yun-Fei Fan, Rong Wang, Dun-Mao Du, Xiao-Jun Zhang, Zhi-Hui Kang, Yun Jiang, Jin-Hui Wu, and Jin-Yue Gao, "Three-channel all-optical routing in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express 17, 12197-12202 (2009)

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