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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Linear and Nonlinear Wave Propagation (QThS)

18-fold power reduction using Bragg grating-based switch in highly-nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber

Irina Kabakova, Dan Grobnic, Stephen Mihailov, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Ben Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


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We experimentally demonstrate a Bragg grating-based all-optical switch in a highly nonlinear Bi2O3 fiber. We achieve 18-fold power reduction for a 6.5 dB switching ratio compared with previous demonstrations in silica fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

I. Kabakova, D. Grobnic, S. Mihailov, C. M. de Sterke, and B. Eggleton, "18-fold power reduction using Bragg grating-based switch in highly-nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QThS3.

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