Abstract

We present an all-optical polarization switching of an asymmetric Fabry–Perot étalon containing a nonlinear Kerr medium in reflection type. Reflectance of a signal wave breaks up into two orthogonal polarization components as a result of photoinduced birefringent effects and shows distinct features of intensity stability and a high extinction ratio in polarization switching–modulation and memory operations.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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