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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1720–1722

All-optical processing by means of vectorial interactions in second-order cascading: novel approaches

Gaetano Assanto, Irina Torelli, and Stefano Trillo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 1720-1722 (1994)

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Based on the tensorial nature of second-order nonlinear susceptibilities, we show how two orthogonal field components at frequency ω can interact by means of the generated second harmonic, with a resulting coherent control of one onto the other. All-optical transistor operation and polarization switching are among the signal functions that can be implemented in properly oriented crystals.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 25, 1994
Published: November 1, 1994

Gaetano Assanto, Stefano Trillo, and Irina Torelli, "All-optical processing by means of vectorial interactions in second-order cascading: novel approaches," Opt. Lett. 19, 1720-1722 (1994)

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