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Optical Switching Using Stimulated Rayleigh 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 which 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: 9 June 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963485
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Lauren M. Peterson, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0625:
Optical Computing
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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