Abstract

We demonstrate all-optical switching at 1550nm between two weakly coupled cores in a photonic crystal fiber for intensities up to 0.5TWcm2. Spectrum analysis at higher intensities reveals that the output was dominated by continuum generation primarily towards shorter wavelengths.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gusovskii, D. D.

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[CrossRef]

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J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Husakou, A.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and A. H. Greenaway, Electron. Lett. 36, 1358 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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D. D. Gusovskii, E. M. Dianov, A. A. Maier, V. B. Neustruev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Prokhorov, K. Yu. Sitarskii, and I. A. Scherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 724 (1987).
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[CrossRef]

Nickel, D.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Omenetto, F. G.

Osiko, V. V.

D. D. Gusovskii, E. M. Dianov, A. A. Maier, V. B. Neustruev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Prokhorov, K. Yu. Sitarskii, and I. A. Scherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 724 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Prokhorov, A. M.

D. D. Gusovskii, E. M. Dianov, A. A. Maier, V. B. Neustruev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Prokhorov, K. Yu. Sitarskii, and I. A. Scherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 724 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Ramos, F.

Richardson, D. J.

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D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russel, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Russell, P. St. J.

B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and A. H. Greenaway, Electron. Lett. 36, 1358 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. G. Omenetto, A. J. Taylor, M. D. Moores, J. Arriaga, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 26, 1158 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Saitoh, K.

Salamo, G.

Sanchis, P.

Sato, Y.

Scherbakov, I. A.

D. D. Gusovskii, E. M. Dianov, A. A. Maier, V. B. Neustruev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Prokhorov, K. Yu. Sitarskii, and I. A. Scherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 724 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Sfez, B. G.

Silberberg, Y.

Sitarskii, K. Yu.

D. D. Gusovskii, E. M. Dianov, A. A. Maier, V. B. Neustruev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Prokhorov, K. Yu. Sitarskii, and I. A. Scherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 724 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Skryabin, D. V.

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russel, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, P. S.

Sorel, M.

Stegeman, G. I.

Taylor, A. J.

Trevor, D.

R. Bise, E. Monberg, F. Dimarcello, and D. Trevor, paper presented at the International Wire and Cable Symposium, Orlando, Florida, November 2002.

Trillo, S.

S. Trillo and S. Wabnitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 752 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Wabnitz, S.

S. Trillo and S. Wabnitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 752 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Wadsworth, W. J.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. G. Omenetto, A. J. Taylor, M. D. Moores, J. Arriaga, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 26, 1158 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

Yang, H.

Zhavoronkov, N.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Trillo and S. Wabnitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 752 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and A. H. Greenaway, Electron. Lett. 36, 1358 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nature (1)

J. C. Knight, Nature 424, 847 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russel, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. N. Christodoulides and E. D. Eugenieva, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 233901 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russel, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. D. Gusovskii, E. M. Dianov, A. A. Maier, V. B. Neustruev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Prokhorov, K. Yu. Sitarskii, and I. A. Scherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 724 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

R. Bise, E. Monberg, F. Dimarcello, and D. Trevor, paper presented at the International Wire and Cable Symposium, Orlando, Florida, November 2002.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) End facet of the preform prior to pulling. The definitions of the polarizations are shown in the upper inset of (a). (b) Measured coupling efficiency to the second (cross) core when one (bar) core is excited at 1550 nm , measured using the cutback method.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup: OPG–OPA, optical parametric generator–optical parametric analyzer; BS, beam splitter; SM, single-mode.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Fraction of output intensity at 1.55 μ m output from the cross channel versus the input intensity into the slow channel for both polarizations. (a) Experimental data, (b) simulations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fraction of the incident intensity appearing in the cross output channel at 1550 nm for the parallel and orthogonal polarization incidence cases.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Frequency spectrum of the radiation coupled out from the cross channel for parallel polarization input into the slow channel.

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d d z a 1 ( z ) = i π 2 L c a 2 ( z ) exp [ i ( β 2 β 1 ) z ] + i Δ β 0 ( n 2 ) a 1 ( z ) 2 a 1 ( z ) ,
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