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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2000
  • pp: 536–538

Nonlinear switching in a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 536-538 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000536


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Abstract

We report experimental observation of nonlinear all-optical switching of a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating. The grating is self-switched owing to the optical Kerr effect and in the nonlinear regime shows a 20-dB increase in transmissivity. This increase is a marked improvement from the switching results obtained from shorter gratings.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

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N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, "Nonlinear switching in a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 25, 536-538 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-8-536


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