Abstract

We have demonstrated the use of solitary wave collisions in optical pulse switching. Our apparatus consisted of a fiber ring with 11 sections of polarization-maintaining fiber, with successive sections fusion spliced with the axes rotated 90 deg. The configuration yielded enhanced transmission (autocorrelation contrast ratio 2.82:1), in agreement with expectation for this number of sections and the unoptimized fiber coupler that was used. Design criteria for complete switching are presented.

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J. D. Moores, K. Bergman, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, “Optical switching using fiber ring reflectors,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (to be published).

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J. D. Moores, K. Bergman, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, “Optical switching using fiber ring reflectors,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (to be published).

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Fig. 1

Experimental apparatus.

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Fig. 2

Signal pulse at output: polarizer parallel to signal, orthogonal to control. Lower trace: orthogonal control pulse absent—no solitary wave collisions. Upper trace: control pulse present—enhanced transmission through solitary wave collisions. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

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