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6 June 2002 Ring resonators as nonlinear phase-shifting elements
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Proceedings Volume 4629, Laser Resonators and Beam Control V; (2002)
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
The artificial resonance of optical ring resonators can be used to enhance the nonlinear phase shift resulting from a third-order material response. This enhancement results form the interaction of two effects: the internal intensity build up within the resonator which introduces a single pass nonlinear phase shift, and the resulting detuning of the resonance which causes a change in phase at the outputs. Devices consisting of multiple resonators in series can provide additional improvements in terms of allowing a large phase shift of the output. As compared to same material in bulk, devices consisting of single and multiple ring resonators constructed from an absorbing material can provide a much greater nonlinear phase shift, in some case by many orders of magnitude. In addition, these phase shifts exceed the maximum value allowed by absorption in bulk materials.
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Yan Chen and Steve Blair "Ring resonators as nonlinear phase-shifting elements", Proc. SPIE 4629, Laser Resonators and Beam Control V, (6 June 2002);


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