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All-optical coherent processing via cascading of second-order nonlinearities
Author(s): Gaetano Assanto; Irina Torelli; Stefano Trillo; George I. Stegeman
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Paper Abstract

Based on cascading of second-order nonlinearities we propose novel schemes for all-optical signal processing exploiting the tensorial nature of the susceptibility. Waves of the same frequency and orthogonal polarizations can interact via the generated second-harmonic, with an indirect energy transfer and the consequent possibility of gain and transistor action, polarization switching, amplitude and phase modulation.

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Date Published: 5 August 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2321, Second International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '94, (5 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.182011
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Gaetano Assanto, Third Univ. of Rome (Italy)
Irina Torelli, Third Univ. of Rome (Italy)
Stefano Trillo, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
George I. Stegeman, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2321:
Second International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '94

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