Demonstration of Zeno switching through inverse Raman scattering in an optical fiber

K. Kieu, L. Schneebeli, J. M. Hales, J. W. Perry, R. A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian

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We report the observation of Zeno switching through an inverse Raman scattering (IRS) process in an optical fiber. In IRS, light at the anti-Stokes frequency is strongly attenuated in the presence of a pump field, allowing it to be used for all-optical switching and modulation. Our observed level of induced absorption via IRS in the optical fiber is > 20dB in a time scale of less than 5 ps. The full Raman response spectrum was extracted experimentally and excellent agreement was found between the experimental data and theoretical modeling of IRS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12532-12539
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jun 20 2011


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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