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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2287–2289

All-optical modulation of four-wave mixing in an Rb-filled photonic bandgap fiber

Vivek Venkataraman, Pablo Londero, Amar R. Bhagwat, Aaron D. Slepkov, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2287-2289 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002287


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Abstract

We demonstrate efficient all-optical modulation using Rb vapor confined to a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber. The intensity of a signal field participating in the four-wave-mixing process is modulated using a weak switching field. We observe 3 dB of attenuation in the signal field with only 3600 photons of switching energy, corresponding to 23 photons per atomic cross section λ 2 / ( 2 π ) . Modulation bandwidths as high as 300 MHz are observed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Citation
Vivek Venkataraman, Pablo Londero, Amar R. Bhagwat, Aaron D. Slepkov, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "All-optical modulation of four-wave mixing in an Rb-filled photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Lett. 35, 2287-2289 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-13-2287


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