Abstract

An all-optical fiber Sagnac interferometer switch and erbium amplifier have been combined to form an all-optical 254-bit circulating shift register with an inverter. This simple optical loop memory demonstrates the cascadability of Sagnac interferometer switches.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. P. Nelson, Electron. Lett. 26, 962 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1983 (1)

Aida, K.

A. Takada, K. Aida, M. Jinno, in Optical Fiber Communications, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuN3.

Avramopoulos, H.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, M. C. Gabriel, H. H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, T. Morse, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 235 (1991).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Whitaker, H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, M. C. Gabriel, R. E. LaMarche, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, Opt. Lett. 16, 1838 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bergman, K.

Blow, K. J.

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. P. Nelson, Electron. Lett. 26, 962 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, B. P. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 15, 248 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

DiGiovanni, D. J.

Doran, N. J.

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, B. P. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 15, 248 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. P. Nelson, Electron. Lett. 26, 962 (1990).
[CrossRef]

French, P. M. W.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, M. C. Gabriel, H. H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, T. Morse, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 235 (1991).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gabriel, M. C.

N. A. Whitaker, H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, M. C. Gabriel, R. E. LaMarche, D. J. DiGiovanni, H. M. Presby, Opt. Lett. 16, 1838 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Houh, H. H.

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Ippen, E. P.

Jinno, M.

A. Takada, K. Aida, M. Jinno, in Optical Fiber Communications, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuN3.

M. Jinno, T. Matsumoto, in Digest of International Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching (Japan Society of Applied Physics, Kobe, Japan, 1990), paper 13C.

LaMarche, R. E.

Matsumoto, T.

M. Jinno, T. Matsumoto, in Digest of International Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching (Japan Society of Applied Physics, Kobe, Japan, 1990), paper 13C.

Moores, J. D.

Morse, T.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, M. C. Gabriel, H. H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, T. Morse, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 235 (1991).
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Nelson, B. P.

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[CrossRef]

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Presby, H. M.

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A. Takada, K. Aida, M. Jinno, in Optical Fiber Communications, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuN3.

Whitaker, N. A.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, M. C. Gabriel, H. H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, T. Morse, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 235 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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Electron. Lett. (1)

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. P. Nelson, Electron. Lett. 26, 962 (1990).
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H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, M. C. Gabriel, H. H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, T. Morse, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 235 (1991).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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A. Takada, K. Aida, M. Jinno, in Optical Fiber Communications, Vol. 4 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuN3.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Logical schematic of experiment showing 254-bit clocked shift register and inverted feedback.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the experiment. YAG, 1064-nm Nd:YAG pump laser; RF, rf signal generator used to adjust timing; AC, autocorrelator; HWP, half-wave plate; FCL, 1531.6-nm mode-locked F-center laser; C1, 43:57 coupler; C2, 02:98 coupler; MON, FCL power monitor; PWR, reflected signal monitor; TO, transmitted output; PC1, signal-beam polarization controller; PC2, control-beam polarization controller; DMP, dump port; CTLO, control power monitor port; ×, crossed-axis splice; O, parallel-axis splice.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) CTLO output starting from an initial condition of all zeros. (b) Shift register output starting from a mixed initial condition.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) CTLO output showing the binary nature of the pulse train at the transition. (b) TO output showing the high contrast in transmission.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Normalized transmission versus timing adjustment showing the constant height of the ones as the timing is varied over the slip window.

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