All-optical switching with femtosecond and picosecond pulses is demonstrated in a single-fiber interferometer in which the role of the two arms is played by two mutually delayed versions of the same pulse. This technique eliminates thermal and acoustic imbalances of the interferometer.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 27, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 1988
Published: March 15, 1989
M. J. LaGasse, D. Liu-Wong, J. G. Fujimoto, and H. A. Haus, "Ultrafast switching with a single-fiber interferometer," Opt. Lett. 14, 311-313 (1989)