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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 904–906

Femotosecond switching in a dual-core-fiber nonlinear coupler

S. R. Friberg, A. M. Weiner, Y. Silberberg, B. G. Sfez, and P. S. Smith  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 904-906 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000904


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Abstract

We report all-optical switching of 100-fsec pulses in a fused-quartz dual-core-fiber directional coupler. The length of the device is 0.5 cm, and the switching power is 32 kW. Pulses are routed to either of two separate fiber guides, depending on the input power. Measurements of pulse reshaping by the nonlinear coupler provide compelling evidence of the device’s ability to response on a femotosecond time scale.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
S. R. Friberg, A. M. Weiner, Y. Silberberg, B. G. Sfez, and P. S. Smith, "Femotosecond switching in a dual-core-fiber nonlinear coupler," Opt. Lett. 13, 904-906 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-904


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