All-optical integrated Mach-Zehnder switching in lithium niobate waveguides due to cascaded nonlinearities

Y. Baek, R. Schiek, G.J.M. Krijnen, G.I. Stegeman, I. Baumann, W. Sohler

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    Abstract

    In all-optical switching the required phase shift is produced by the light itself. Typically this shift has been achieved via the intensity-dependent refractive index. But recently the fact that the so-called cascaded second-order nonlinearity can imitate the third-order nonlinearity was proven experimentally. This work demonstrates for the first time, the integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometers switching due to the cascaded second-order nonlinearities with a switching ratio 8:1.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSummaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
    Subtitle of host publication1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages297-298
    Number of pages2
    Volume9
    ISBN (Print)1-55752-443-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 1996

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    Baek, Y., Schiek, R., Krijnen, G. J. M., Stegeman, G. I., Baumann, I., & Sohler, W. (1996). All-optical integrated Mach-Zehnder switching in lithium niobate waveguides due to cascaded nonlinearities. In Summaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 (Vol. 9, pp. 297-298). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE.