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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 516–518

Optical bistability in axially modulated OmniGuide fibers

Marin Soljačić, Mihai Ibanescu, Steven G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Yoel Fink  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 516-518 (2003)

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We demonstrate the feasibility of optical bistability in an axially modulated nonlinear OmniGuide fiber through analytical theory and detailed numerical experiments. At 1.55-μm carrier wavelength, the in-fiber devices that we propose can operate with only a few tens of milliwatts of power, can have a nearly instantaneous response and recovery time, and can be shorter than 100 μm .

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

Marin Soljačić, Mihai Ibanescu, Steven G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Yoel Fink, "Optical bistability in axially modulated OmniGuide fibers," Opt. Lett. 28, 516-518 (2003)

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