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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1993
  • pp: 796–798

Complete all-optical switching of visible picosecond pulses in birefringent fiber

Joshua E. Rothenberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 796-798 (1993)

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Switching of visible picosecond pulses with a 50:1 contrast ratio is demonstrated in a time-division interferometry arrangement. The high-contrast switching of the signal is accomplished by uniform cross-phase modulation by an orthogonally polarized control pulse that walks through the signal during propagation in a strongly birefringent 10-m fiber.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 4, 1993
Published: May 15, 1993

Joshua E. Rothenberg, "Complete all-optical switching of visible picosecond pulses in birefringent fiber," Opt. Lett. 18, 796-798 (1993)

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