Soliton switching in an erbium-doped nonlinear fiber coupler

James Wilson, Ewan M Wright, G. I. Stegeman

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Abstract

A numerical study of the all-optical switching properties of solitons in an erbium-doped nonlinear fiber coupler is presented. The small gain provided by the erbium both lowers and sharpens the switching threshold, while producing pulse-compression factors of 3 to 9. As a result, we show that it is possible to achieve all-optical switching, amplification, and compression of short pulses in a single device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1653-1655
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume16
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1991

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Soliton switching in an erbium-doped nonlinear fiber coupler. / Wilson, James; Wright, Ewan M; Stegeman, G. I.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 16, No. 21, 01.11.1991, p. 1653-1655.

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Wilson, James ; Wright, Ewan M ; Stegeman, G. I. / Soliton switching in an erbium-doped nonlinear fiber coupler. In: Optics Letters. 1991 ; Vol. 16, No. 21. pp. 1653-1655.
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