We demonstrate theoretically that a wide variety of nonlinear switching characteristics can be obtained from a single NOLM structure exploiting nonlinear polarization rotation. Control parameters are the orientation of a wave plate and input polarization.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(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
O. Pottiez, E. A. Kuzin, and B. I. Escamilla, "Highly Flexible Switching Characteristic Using Nonlinear Polarization Rotation in a Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror," 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 JTuC8.
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