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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1989
  • pp: 754–756

Experimental demonstration of optical soliton switching in an all-fiber nonlinear Sagnac interferometer

K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, and B. K. Nayar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 14, pp. 754-756 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000754


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, the switching of optical solitons. We observe switching of 93% of the total reflected energy in a partially transmitting integrated fiber loop mirror that makes up the interferometer. This result demonstrates the potential of solitons as the natural bits in ultrafast optical processing.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 1989
Published: July 15, 1989

Citation
K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, and B. K. Nayar, "Experimental demonstration of optical soliton switching in an all-fiber nonlinear Sagnac interferometer," Opt. Lett. 14, 754-756 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-14-754


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