All-optical-switching demonstration using two-photon absorption and the Zeno effect
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Citation of Original PublicationS. M. Hendrickson et al., All-optical-switching demonstration using two-photon absorption and the Zeno effect, Phys. Rev. A 87, 023808 (2013), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.87.023808
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Low-contrast all-optical Zeno switching has been demonstrated in a Si₃N₄ microdisk resonator coupled to warm atomic vapor. The device is based on the suppression of the resonant microcavity field buildup due to nondegenerate two-photon absorption. This experiment used one beam in a resonator and one in free space due to limitations related to device physics. These results suggest that a similar scheme with both beams resonant in the cavity would correspond to input power levels below 150 nW.