We demonstrate bandpass nonlinear switching, using a novel device configuration based on a nonlinear-optical loop mirror and an in-fiber Bragg grating. Self-switching is demonstrated in the soliton regime by use of an asymmetrically arranged in-fiber Bragg grating as a wavelength-selective element. In addition, we adapt the configuration to perform efficient two-wavelength switching.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 13, 1994
Published: February 15, 1995
D. A. Pattison, P. N. Kean, W. Forysiak, I. Bennion, and N. J. Doran, "Bandpass switching in a nonlinear-optical loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 20, 362-364 (1995)