We experimentally investigate the switching performance of interferometric gates based on highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF), a Kerr-gate and a Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror. Switching windows are measured and compared for different operation conditions and HNLFs.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
V. Marembert, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, M. Kroh, S. Ferber, and H. G. Weber, " Investigation of Fiber Based Gates for Time Division Demultiplexing up to 640 Gbit/s," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OWI12.
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