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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2000
  • pp: 966–968

Cascading phase shift and multivalued response in counterpropagating frequency-nondegenerate parametric amplifiers

K. Gallo, P. Baldi, M. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, and G. Assanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 13, pp. 966-968 (2000)

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We propose and analyze a novel geometry for all-optical processing of low-power signals that is based on a frequency-nondegenerate counterpropagating parametric amplifier. The stationary response in the cascading regime exhibits multivalued solutions with enhanced nonlinear phase shifts. Implementation in a quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3 waveguide is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

K. Gallo, P. Baldi, M. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, and G. Assanto, "Cascading phase shift and multivalued response in counterpropagating frequency-nondegenerate parametric amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 25, 966-968 (2000)

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