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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4324–4326

Nonlinear optical signal processing on multiwavelength sensitive materials

Mehdi Azimipour and Ramin Pashaie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4324-4326 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004324


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Abstract

Exploiting salient features in the photodynamics of specific types of light sensitive materials, a new approach is presented for realization of parallel nonlinear operations with optics. We briefly review the quantum structure and mathematical models offered for the photodynamics of two multiwavelength sensitive materials, doped crystals of lithium niobate and thick layers of bacteriorhodopsin. Next, a special mode of these dynamics in each material is investigated and a graphical design procedure is offered to produce highly nonlinear optical responses that can be dynamically reshaped via applying minimum changes in the optical setup.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Citation
Mehdi Azimipour and Ramin Pashaie, "Nonlinear optical signal processing on multiwavelength sensitive materials," Opt. Lett. 38, 4324-4326 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-21-4324

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