All-optical switching based on nondegenerate phase shifts from a cascaded second-order nonlinearity.

@article{Hutchings1993AllopticalSB,
  title={All-optical switching based on nondegenerate phase shifts from a cascaded second-order nonlinearity.},
  author={David Crichton Hutchings and J. Stewart Aitchison and Charles N. Ironside},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={
          793-5
        }
}
All-optical switching by using a nondegenerate cascaded second-order nonlinearity is described wherein a phase shift is induced at one frequency owing to the presence of intense light at a different frequency. A Mach-Zehnder waveguide device is proposed to take advantage of this process and has applications for all-optical switching and demultiplexing, potentially at power levels near 10 W by using quasi-phase matching in semiconductor waveguides. 

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