All-optical switching with transverse optical patterns

@inproceedings{Dawes2008AllopticalSW,
  title={All-optical switching with transverse optical patterns},
  author={Andrew M. C. Dawes and Lucas Illing and Joel A. Greenberg and Daniel J. Gauthier},
  year={2008}
}
We demonstrate an all-optical switch that operates at ultra-low-light levels and exhibits several features necessary for use in optical switching networks. An input switching beam, wavelength , with an energy density of 10−2 photons per optical cross section = 2 / 2 changes the orientation of a two-spot pattern generated via parametric instability in warm rubidium vapor. The instability is induced with less than 1 mW of total pump power and generates several Ws of output light. The switch is… CONTINUE READING

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