We measure the transmission characteristics of the nonlinear optical loop mirror with a polarization asymmetry. Simple polarization adjustments enable the nonlinear control of the transmission for applications such as pedestal suppression, amplitude regularization, and mode-locking.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E. A. Kuzin, P. Zaca-Moran, F. Mendez-Martinez, J. W. Haus, O. Pottiez, and R. Rojas-Laguna, "Experimental Investigation of the Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror with Low-Birefringence, Twisted Fiber," 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 JTuC7.
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