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
      Cybernetics
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE