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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2168–2170

All-optical switching in a hybrid Mach–Zehnder interferometer as a result of cascaded second-order nonlinearity

Y. Baek, R. Schiek, and G. I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 2168-2170 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.002168


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, all-optical switching with a contrast ratio of 7:1 based on the cascaded second-order nonlinearity. We performed the switching experiments in a nonlinear hybrid Mach–Zehnder interferometer, using a nonuniformly temperature-tuned lithium niobate channel waveguide in an operating regime of small fundamental depletion.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995

Citation
Y. Baek, R. Schiek, and G. I. Stegeman, "All-optical switching in a hybrid Mach–Zehnder interferometer as a result of cascaded second-order nonlinearity," Opt. Lett. 20, 2168-2170 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-21-2168

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