Bandpass switching in a nonlinear optical loop mirror

Pattison, David A.; Kean, P.N.; Forysiak, W.; Bennion, Ian and Doran, Nick (1995). Bandpass switching in a nonlinear optical loop mirror. Optics letters, 20 (4), pp. 362-364.

Abstract

We demonstrate bandpass nonlinear switching, using a novel device configuration based on a nonlinear-optical loop mirror and an in-fiber Bragg grating. Self-switching is demonstrated in the soliton regime by use of an asymmetrically arranged in-fiber Bragg grating as a wavelength-selective element. In addition, we adapt the configuration to perform efficient two-wavelength switching.

Additional Information: This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-4-362. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: bandpass nonlinear switching, nonlinear-optical loop mirror, in-fiber Bragg grating, Self-switching, soliton regime
Published Date: 1995-02

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