OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1989
  • pp: 645–647

Fiber polarization-rotation switch based on modulation instability

C. E. Soccolich and M. N. Islam  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 645-647 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000645


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (374 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate an active fiber polarization-rotation switch based on modulation instability operating near 1.5 μm that exhibits contrast ratios of up to 40:1 and small-signal gains of up to 40 dB. Modulation instability generates upper and lower sideband frequencies with different states of polarization from the pump at the fiber output. The high contrast ratio is achieved in part because intensity fluctuations with the pump alone do not lead to an output from the device.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 1989
Published: June 15, 1989

Citation
C. E. Soccolich and M. N. Islam, "Fiber polarization-rotation switch based on modulation instability," Opt. Lett. 14, 645-647 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-12-645

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited