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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.001720


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-21-1720

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