We describe the two-wavelength operation of the nonlinear fiber loop mirror. In this mode of operation a high-power signal at one wavelength switches a low-power signal at another wavelength. This device is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The experimental results show that the nonlinear loop mirror performs as an optical modulator that consists of all-fiber components.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 22, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 1989
Published: February 15, 1990
K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran, B. K. Nayar, and B. P. Nelson, "Two-wavelength operation of the nonlinear fiber loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 15, 248-250 (1990)