All-Optical Switching Demonstration using Two-Photon Absorption and the Classical Zeno Effect
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Citation of Original PublicationS. M. Hendrickson et al., All-Optical Switching Demonstration using Two-Photon Absorption and the Classical Zeno Effect, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.0930.pdf
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Low-contrast all-optical Zeno switching has been demonstrated in a Si3N4 microdisk resonator coupled to a hot atomic vapor. The device is based on the suppression of the field build-up within a microcavity due to non-degenerate 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 near 20 nW.