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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3137–3139

Vector soliton switching by using the cascade connection of saturable absorbers

R. Gomez-Alcala and A. Dengra  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3137-3139 (2006)

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We have numerically studied the cascade connection of a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror and a length of birefringent fiber with two linear polarizers. This structure is shown to work as a vector soliton switch under certain conditions. After optimizing each structure separately, we show the improvement of the switching response when the cascade connection is used. It is also demonstrated that this design acts as a good intensity filter for vector soliton pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

R. Gomez-Alcala and A. Dengra, "Vector soliton switching by using the cascade connection of saturable absorbers," Opt. Lett. 31, 3137-3139 (2006)

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