We show that a self-guided beam in a nonlinear planar film can be split, switched, or deflected in a controlled manner by use of another self-guided beam of a different frequency. The new phenomena are power dependent and are potentially attractive for all-optical photonic device applications.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 15, 1994
Published: July 1, 1994
H. T. Tran, R. A. Sammut, and W. Samir, "Interaction of self-guided beams of different frequencies," Opt. Lett. 19, 945-947 (1994)