All-optical Kerr Polarization Controller

N. Moroney, L. Del Bino, S. Zhang, M. T. M. Woodley, L. Hill, T. Wildi, V. J. Wittwer, T. Südmeyer, G. L. Oppo, M. Vanner, V. Brasch, T. Herr, P. Del'Haye

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We demonstrate an all-optical polarization controller in a high-finesse Fabry-Pérot microresonator. Kerr-nonlinearity-induced symmetry breaking splits linear polarized input light into left- and right-circular polarized components, enabling all-optical polarization control with mW-level threshold.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science 2022
PublisherOPTICA Publishing Group
ISBN (Electronic)9781957171050
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science 2022 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 15 May 202220 May 2022


ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science 2022
Abbreviated titleQELS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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