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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2005
  • pp: 177–179

Spatial ultrafast switching and frequency conversion in lithium niobate waveguide arrays

T. Pertsch, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, G. I. Stegeman, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, Y. H. Min, and W. Sohler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 177-179 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000177


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Abstract

We demonstrate phase-insensitive, ultrafast, all-optical spatial switching and frequency conversion in quadratically nonlinear waveguide arrays in periodically poled lithium niobate. Routing of milliwatt signals with wavelengths in the communication band (1550 nm) is achieved without pulse distortions by parametric interaction with a control beam with 10-W power and wavelengths near 775 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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T. Pertsch, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, G. I. Stegeman, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, Y. H. Min, and W. Sohler, "Spatial ultrafast switching and frequency conversion in lithium niobate waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 30, 177-179 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-2-177

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