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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1992
  • pp: 255–257

Optical switching in twin-core erbium-doped fibers

P. L. Chu and B. Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 255-257 (1992)

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We report the theoretical and experimental investigation of switching in a nonlinear twin-core erbium-doped fiber coupler. It is shown that switching action takes place at a power of a fraction of 1 mW. Thus it provides a practical means of fabricating an all-optical fiber switch.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 1, 1991
Published: February 15, 1992

P. L. Chu and B. Wu, "Optical switching in twin-core erbium-doped fibers," Opt. Lett. 17, 255-257 (1992)

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