We present the results of studies of fiber ring reflectors that are pulse excited in the negative dispersion regime. An intensity-dependent fiber switch is proposed for improved thresholding and pulse output characteristics over those previously reported. Schemes for fiber switches relying on solitary-wave collision-induced phase shifts are also discussed. A pulse regenerator and logic gates are proposed, each capable of correcting timing drifts.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 29, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 1990
Published: March 1, 1991
J. D. Moores, K. Bergman, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, "Optical switching using fiber ring reflectors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 594-601 (1991)