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.
© 2011 OSA
(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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