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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14215–14222

All-optical image switching in a double-Λ system

Bongjune Kim, Cha-Hwan Oh, Byoung-uk Sohn, Do-Kyeong Ko, Hyung Tak Kim, Changsoo Jung, Myoung-Kyu Oh, Nan Ei Yu, Bok Hyeon Kim, and Hoonsoo Kang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14215-14222 (2013)

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The coherent control of optical images has garnered attention because all information embedded in optical images is expected to be controlled in a parallel way. One of the most important control processes is switch for information delivery. We experimentally demonstrated phase-controlled optical image switching in a double-Λ system where the transmission of the image through a medium was switched. Two independent laser sources were adopted for a double-Λ system such that images inscribed in two weak probe light beams were incoherent with each other. Arbitrary phase was added to the optical images to show that switching could be accomplished just with the relative phase difference between the probe pixels.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

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Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2013
Published: June 7, 2013

Bongjune Kim, Cha-Hwan Oh, Byoung-uk Sohn, Do-Kyeong Ko, Hyung Tak Kim, Changsoo Jung, Myoung-Kyu Oh, Nan Ei Yu, Bok Hyeon Kim, and Hoonsoo Kang, "All-optical image switching in a double-Λ system," Opt. Express 21, 14215-14222 (2013)

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