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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 23332–23337

Dual-channel all-optical wavelength conversion switching by four-wave mixing

Gang Wang, Yan Xue, Jin-Hui Wu, Si-Sheng Liu, Yun Jiang, Zhi-Hui Kang, and Jin-Yue Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 23332-23337 (2009)

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We report an experimental demonstration of dual-channel all-optical wavelength conversion switching in hot Rb vapor. In a four-level atomic system, a coupling field and a pump field interact with both 87Rb and 85Rb isotopes simultaneously and facilitate the generation of two nonlinear signals when the probe field is applied to the corresponding transition. Each nonlinear signal is switched on and off separately by the pump field at different frequencies based on four-wave mixing and isotope shifts.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2009
Published: December 4, 2009

Gang Wang, Yan Xue, Jin-Hui Wu, Si-Sheng Liu, Yun Jiang, Zhi-Hui Kang, and Jin-Yue Gao, "Dual-channel all-optical wavelength conversion switching by four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 17, 23332-23337 (2009)

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