We demonstrate experimentally that nonlinear switching can be obtained from a fiber Sagnac interferometer including a symmetrical coupler, highly-twisted fiber and a quarter-wave plate. Experimental results confirm previously reported theoretical predictions.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E. A. Kuzin, and J. W. Haus, "Nonlinear switching in a symmetrical Sagnac interferometer including a quarter-wave plate," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA74.
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