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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)

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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

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

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)

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