We carry out a theoretical analysis of Kerr bistability in a double-coupler optical fiber loop resonator in a case of two coexisting input optical fields, and we propose a set–reset (S–R) flip-flop operation that uses two input ports. We found that in the optimum case set and reset operation can be achieved at relatively low optical input powers.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 12, 1994
Published: May 15, 1995
Takehiro Fukushima and Toyokazu Sakamoto, "Kerr-effect-induced S–R flip-flop operation in an optical fiber loop resonator with double couplers," Opt. Lett. 20, 1119-1121 (1995)