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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1990
  • pp: 752–754

Nonlinear amplifying loop mirror

M. E. Fermann, F. Haberl, M. Hofer, and H. Hochreiter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 752-754 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000752


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Abstract

A novel device arrangement for all-optical switching that permits efficient exploitation of waveguide nonlinearities is discussed. It is based on a long optical fiber loop mirror with an integral short asymmetrically located optical amplifier. The device performance is demonstrated by using a Nd3+-doped fiber amplifier. Switching is obtained for peak signal powers of less than 1 W and an amplifier pump power of 10 mW.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 27, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 1990
Published: July 1, 1990

Citation
M. E. Fermann, F. Haberl, M. Hofer, and H. Hochreiter, "Nonlinear amplifying loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 15, 752-754 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-13-752


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