Accession Number : ADA297512

Title :   Spectral Domain Optical Processing Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 91-31 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Henry F.

PDF Url : ADA297512

Report Date : 29 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Optical techniques for spectral domain processing (SDP) by frequency mixing of laser beams in optical waveguides have been investigated; A theoretical model for calculating nonlinear coefficients and dispersion characteristics of asymmetric quantum wells has been developed and applied in a novel design for a frequency conversion device. A new quasi-phase-matching approach to obtaining high conversion efficiency in optical waveguides has been proposed and analyzed. The quantitative analysis predicts conversion lengths as short as 112 microns with a power density of 1 MW/ cm2 at the optical pump wavelength of 1.3 microns. A dense wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) network which makes use of the frequency conversion device to obtain rapid switching between channels has been designed. Nonlinear devices in each node convert an incoming carrier to any frequency in an entire wavelength regime in a few nanoseconds, ensuring a low latency time in the network. (MM)

Descriptors :   *LASER BEAMS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, FIBER OPTICS, OPTICS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, HIGH RATE, QUANTUM WELLS, ALUMINUM GALLIUM ARSENIDES, SEMICONDUCTORS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, SPECTRA, ZINC, DIFFUSION, FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING, SWITCHING, MATCHING, FREQUENCY DOMAIN, FREQUENCY CONVERSION, NEAR INFRARED RADIATION, OPTICAL PUMPING.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE