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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 3, Iss. S1 — Aug. 28, 2005
  • pp: S109–S114

Serial and parallel arrangements of NOLM and NALM loop mirrors

Diethelm Schmieder and Pieter L. Swart  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue S1, pp. S109-S114 (2005)


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Abstract

We present the switching equations for the nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM), for two NOLM loops in series, for two NOLM loops in parallel, for the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror (NALM), for two NALM loops in series, and for two NALM loops in parallel. We investigate the switching behavior of arrangements of two identical and two different NOLM loops in dependence of the length of the nonlinear Kerr fiber, the effective fiber core area and the coupling constant. The same investigations are carried out with two identical and two different NALM loops, where additional the dependence of the gain is considered. The coupling constant 'alpha' is kept fixed at 0.5.

© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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Diethelm Schmieder and Pieter L. Swart, "Serial and parallel arrangements of NOLM and NALM loop mirrors," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, S109-S114 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-3-S1-S109

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