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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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)