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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1998
  • pp: 259–261

All-optical AND gate based on coupled gap-soliton formation in a fiber Bragg grating

D. Taverner, N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, M. Ibsen, and R. I. Laming  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 259-261 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000259


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate an all-optical AND gate based on coupled gap-soliton formation in an apodized fiber Bragg grating. A switching contrast of better than 17 dB is obtained with an incident pulse peak power of 2.5 kW.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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D. Taverner, N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, M. Ibsen, and R. I. Laming, "All-optical AND gate based on coupled gap-soliton formation in a fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 23, 259-261 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-4-259


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