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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1981
  • pp: 584–586

Light-induced unidirectional light switching

Michael M. Salour and Guillaume Petite  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 12, pp. 584-586 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.6.000584


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Abstract

We report the first observation of a unidirectionally emitting medium obtained by the method of Doppler compensation by velocity-dependent light shifts. The emission can be switched on by a pulse of laser light. The properties of this light-switching technique are experimentally demonstrated.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981

Citation
Michael M. Salour and Guillaume Petite, "Light-induced unidirectional light switching," Opt. Lett. 6, 584-586 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-6-12-584


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