Wavelength-selective pulsed all-optical switching based on cascaded second-order nonlinearity in a periodically poled lithium-niobate waveguide

G. S. Kanter*, P. Kumar, K. R. Parameswaran, M. M. Fejer

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Abstract

We report all-optical switching in a time and wavelength window based on cascaded sum- and difference-frequency generation in a periodically poled lithium-niobate waveguide. More than 50% switching of a 5-ps pulse is observed with a gate-pulse peak power of 6.6 W.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2001

Keywords

  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical communications
  • Optical switches
  • Optical waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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