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Optical Engineering

Optical Control Using Stimulated Light Scattering
Author(s): Lauren M. Peterson
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Paper Abstract

The use of stimulated light scattering as a means for achieving optical control functions directed toward an optical computer is described. Stimulated thermal Rayleigh scattering is seen to be a preferred nonlinear optical mechanism when compared with the more familiar stimulated Raman and stimulated Brillouin scattering. It possesses the highest gain, the lowest threshold, and scattered radiation that is approximately the same frequency as the inducing radiation. Optical control functions such as optical bistable switching, optical amplification, and optical limiting or clipping are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(1) 251103 doi: 10.1117/12.7973786
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 1
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Lauren M. Peterson, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


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