We demonstrate a simplified configuration of an ultrafast walk-off-free nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) for 320–10-Gbit/s optical time-division demultiplexing. The proposed NOLM consists of a short, 100-m length of highly nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber, resulting in compact, highly stable, and ultrafast walk-off-free operation.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Chikara Sawaguchi, Yahei Koyamada, and Wataru Chujo, "Ultrafast walk-off-free nonlinear optical loop mirror by a simplified configuration for 320-Gbit / s time-division multiplexing signal demultiplexing," Opt. Lett. 27, 1555-1557 (2002)