11 May 1993 Optical switching in erbium-doped fibers
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Proceedings Volume 1979, 1992 International Conference on Lasers and Optoelectronics; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.144156
Event: 1992 International Conference on Lasers and Optoelectronics, 1992, Bejing, China
Abstract
Theoretical and experimental investigations of the nonlinear refractive index in an erbium- doped fiber are reported. We also show that an optical switch based on twin-core erbium- doped fiber can be constructed and operated at low input optical power, in the order of 1 or 2 mW. The transient response of this fiber also is examined. The switching speed can be improved by using a signal power at a wavelength close to the resonant wavelength between the excited state and the ground state.
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Pak Lim Chu, Yan Ling Xue, Bin Wu, "Optical switching in erbium-doped fibers", Proc. SPIE 1979, 1992 International Conference on Lasers and Optoelectronics, (11 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144156; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.144156
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