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.

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D. M. Patrick, A. D. Ellis, D. M. Spirit, Electron. Lett. 29, 702 (1993).
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[CrossRef]

D. B. Mortimore, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1217 (1988).
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Bennion, I.

M. C. Farries, K. Sugden, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, A. Molony, M. J. Goodwin, Electron. Lett. 30, 891 (1994).
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Blow, K. J.

Doran, N. J.

Ellis, A. D.

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Farries, M. C.

M. C. Farries, K. Sugden, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, A. Molony, M. J. Goodwin, Electron. Lett. 30, 891 (1994).
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M. C. Farries, K. Sugden, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, A. Molony, M. J. Goodwin, Electron. Lett. 30, 891 (1994).
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Haberl, F.

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Hibino, Y.

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Hofer, M.

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Lichtman, E.

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Nayar, B. K.

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Spirit, D. M.

D. M. Patrick, A. D. Ellis, D. M. Spirit, Electron. Lett. 29, 702 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G. I.

S. Larochelle, Y. Hibino, V. Mizrahi, G. I. Stegeman, Electron. Lett. 26, 1459 (1990).
[CrossRef]

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sugden, K.

M. C. Farries, K. Sugden, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, A. Molony, M. J. Goodwin, Electron. Lett. 30, 891 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wood, D.

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G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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D. M. Patrick, A. D. Ellis, D. M. Spirit, Electron. Lett. 29, 702 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. F. Mollenauer, E. Lichtman, M. J. Neubelt, G. T. Harvey, Electron. Lett. 29, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. Larochelle, Y. Hibino, V. Mizrahi, G. I. Stegeman, Electron. Lett. 26, 1459 (1990).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Farries, K. Sugden, D. C. J. Reid, I. Bennion, A. Molony, M. J. Goodwin, Electron. Lett. 30, 891 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

D. B. Mortimore, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1217 (1988).
[CrossRef]

G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental arrangement to demonstrate wavelength-selective bandpass self-switching in the soliton regime. The color- (F-) center laser pulse width is 7 ps. PBS, polarizing beam splitter; PC1, PC2, polarization controllers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Time-averaged response of the NOLM to the input pulse stream for an incident wavelength lying (a) inside and (b) outside the grating reflection band.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of the experimental arrangement to demonstrate bandpass two-wavelength switching. The distributed-feedback (DFB) laser pulse width is 74 ps. EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) NOLM biased into linear transmission for outputs without [trace (i)] and with [trace (ii)] the control signal present. (b) NOLM biased into linear reflection for outputs with the control signal on [trace (i)] and off [trace (ii)] the grating.

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