Accession Number : ADA191496
Title : Signal Processing with Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 83-31 Aug 87,
Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Stegeman, G I ; Seaton, C T
PDF Url : ADA191496
Report Date : 07 Dec 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : The original goals of this program were: 1. To demonstrate degenerate four-wave mixing in planar waveguides, 2. To fabricate nonlinear organic waveguides using the Langmuir-Blodgett (L-B) technique, and 3. To demonstrate all-optical signal processing based on degenerate four-wave mixing. During the course of this program, it became clear that nonlinear organic waveguides based on L-B deposition techniques would never exhibit losses low enough for guided-wave degenerate four-wave mixing. As a result, it was decided: 4. To develop semiconductor-doped glass waveguides, 5. To demonstrate degenerate four-wave mixing in these waveguides, and 6. To demonstrate all-optical signal processing in semiconductor-doped waveguides.
Descriptors : *NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *WAVEGUIDES, PLANAR STRUCTURES
Subject Categories : Optics
Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE