Abstract

Switching of visible picosecond pulses with a 50:1 contrast ratio is demonstrated in a time-division interferometry arrangement. The high-contrast switching of the signal is accomplished by uniform cross-phase modulation by an orthogonally polarized control pulse that walks through the signal during propagation in a strongly birefringent 10-m fiber.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Intensities of copropagating signal (solid curves) and control pulses (dashed curves) in a birefringent fiber at the indicated distances. (b) Phase of signal pulse with (solid curves) and without (dashed curves) the control present.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental apparatus that was used to observe switching. The dashed boxes enclose complementary Michelson interferometers. BS’s, nonpolarizing beam splitters.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transmitted intensity through the time-division interferometer versus input delay of control (pump) pulse of energy (a) 120, (b) 270, (c) 380, and (d) 600 pJ.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transmitted interferometer intensity versus control pulse energy at fixed delay corresponding to t = −8 ps in Fig. 3.

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