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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12532–12539

Demonstration of Zeno switching through inverse Raman scattering in an optical fiber

K. Kieu, L. Schneebeli, J. M. Hales, J. W. Perry, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12532-12539 (2011)

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We report the observation of Zeno switching through an inverse Raman scattering (IRS) process in an optical fiber. In IRS, light at the anti-Stokes frequency is strongly attenuated in the presence of a pump field, allowing it to be used for all-optical switching and modulation. Our observed level of induced absorption via IRS in the optical fiber is > 20dB in a time scale of less than 5 ps. The full Raman response spectrum was extracted experimentally and excellent agreement was found between the experimental data and theoretical modeling of IRS.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2011
Published: June 14, 2011

K. Kieu, L. Schneebeli, J. M. Hales, J. W. Perry, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, "Demonstration of Zeno switching through inverse Raman scattering in an optical fiber," Opt. Express 19, 12532-12539 (2011)

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