Pulse trapping by orthogonally polarized ultrashort soliton pulse in birefringent fiber is investigated both experimentally and numerically. Ultrafast all optical switching using pulse trapping in anomalous dispersion region is demonstrated for the first time.
© 2005 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
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
N. Nishizawa, Y. Ukai, and T. Goto, "Ultrafast All Optical Switching Using Pulse Trapping by Orthogonally Polarized Ultrashort Soliton Pulse," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThD5.