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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4427–4430

Phase-sensitive four-wave mixing interferometer

Xuelei Fu and Chester Shu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4427-4430 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004427


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Abstract

A nonlinear interferometer is constructed using a dual-pump, dual-signal four-wave mixing (FWM) process. The generated idlers are categorized into phase-insensitive and phase-sensitive (PS) outputs according to whether the power is sensitive to the phase difference of the input signals. The PS idlers are obtained from the interference of the primary idlers and are regarded as the FWM interferometer output. Potential applications include photonic exclusive-NOR and exclusive-OR operations, photonic correlators, and photonic microwave filters.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2014
Published: July 23, 2014

Citation
Xuelei Fu and Chester Shu, "Phase-sensitive four-wave mixing interferometer," Opt. Lett. 39, 4427-4430 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4427


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