OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1287–1299

Effects of group-velocity dispersion in all-optical switching devices using highly nonlinear optical waveguides

Masaki Asobe  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1287-1299 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.12.001287


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (570 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The effects of group-velocity dispersion (GVD) in nonlinear Mach–Zehnder interferometers and nonlinear directional couplers composed of highly nonlinear optical waveguides are analyzed. The criteria for avoiding the switching-performance degradation that results from GVD-related effects are clarified in terms of the lowest soliton order N. The major factor that restricts the lowest N value depends on the device configuration as well as on the extent of the walk-off between the gate and the signal pulses. The lowest switching energy can be estimated by use of the lowest N value and a figure of merit of the nonlinear material.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Citation
Masaki Asobe, "Effects of group-velocity dispersion in all-optical switching devices using highly nonlinear optical waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 1287-1299 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-12-7-1287


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. T. Morioka and M. Saruwatari, "Ultrafast all-optical switching utilizing the optical Kerr effect in polarizationmaintaining single-mode fibers," IEEE J. Select. Area. Commun. 6, 1186–1198 (1988).
  2. M. Jinno, "Effects of group velocity dispersion on selfycross phase modulation in a nonlinear Sagnac interferometer switch," J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 1167–1178 (1992).
  3. M. N. Islam, "All-optical cascadable NOR gate with gain," Opt. Lett. 15, 417–419 (1990).
  4. M. A. Newhouse, D. L. Weidman, and D. W. Hall, "Enhanced-nonlinearity single-mode lead silicate optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 15, 1185–1187 (1990).
  5. M. Asobe, H. Itoh, T. Miyazawa, and T. Kanamori, "Efficient and ultrafast all-optical switching using high Δn, small core chalcogenide fiber," Electron. Lett. 29, 1966–1967 (1993).
  6. A. Villeneuve, C. C. Yang, P. G. J. Wigley, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and C. N. Ironside, "Ultrafast all-optical switching in semiconductor nonlinear directional coupler at half the band gap," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 147–149 (1992).
  7. R. S. Grant and W. Sibbett, "Observations of ultrafast nonlinear refraction in an InGaAsP optical amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1119–1121 (1991).
  8. D. Y. Kim, M. Sundheimer, A. Otomo, G. I. Stegeman, W. H. G. Horsthuis, and G. R. Mohlmann, "Third order nonlinearity of 4-dialkylamino-4'nitro-stilbene waveguides at 1319 nm," Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 290–292 (1993).
  9. T. Kurihara, S. Tomaru, Y. Mori, M. Hikita, and T. Kaino, "Third-order optical nonlinearities of processable main chain polymer with symmetrically substituted tris-azo dyes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1901–1903 (1992).
  10. M. Asobe, K. Naganuma, T. Kaino, T. Kanamori, S. Tomaru, and T. Kurihara, "Switching energy limitation in all-optical switching due to group velocity dispersion of highly nonlinear optical waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2922–2924 (1994).
  11. G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Aznoni, and C. T. Seaton, "Third order nonlinear integrated optics," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953–970 (1988).
  12. G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, New York, 1989).
  13. A. Villeneuve, K. Al-Hemyari, J. U. Kang, C. N. Ironside, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, "Demonstration of alloptical demultiplexing at 1555 nm with an AlGaAs directional coupler," Electron. Lett. 29, 721–722 (1993).
  14. A. Villeneuve, P. Mamyshev, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, C. N. Ironside, and K. Al-hemyari, "Efficient time domain demultiplexing with separate signal and control wavelengths in an AlGaAs nonlinear directional coupler," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 54.
  15. S. M. Jensen, "The nonlinear coherent coupler," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1580–1583 (1982).
  16. S. R. Friberg, Y. Silberberg, M. K. Oliver, M. J. Andrejco, M. A. Saifi, and P. W. Smith, "Ultrafast all-optical switching in a dual-core fiber nonlinear coupler," Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1135–1137 (1987).
  17. M. Papuchon, Y. Combemale, X. Mathieu, D. B. Ostrowsky, L. Reiber, A. M. Roy, B. Sejourne, and M. Werner, "Electrically switched optical directional coupler," Appl. Phys. Lett. 27, 289–291 (1975).
  18. F. Lederer and W. Biehlig, "Bright solitons and light bullets in semiconductor waveguides," Electron. Lett. 30, 1871–1872 (1994).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited