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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5369–5372

Synchronous control of dual-channel all-optical multistate switching

Jiteng Sheng, Junfeng Wang, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5369-5372 (2013)

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We have experimentally observed optical multistabilities (OMs) simultaneously on both the signal and generated Stokes fields in an optical ring cavity with a coherently prepared multilevel atomic medium. The two observed OMs, which are governed by different physical processes, are coupled via the multilevel atomic medium and exhibit similar threshold behaviors. By modulating the cavity input (signal) field with positive or negative pulses, dual-channel all-optical multistate switching has been realized and synchronously controlled, which can be useful for increasing communication and computation capacities.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Jiteng Sheng, Junfeng Wang, and Min Xiao, "Synchronous control of dual-channel all-optical multistate switching," Opt. Lett. 38, 5369-5372 (2013)

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