15 February 1994 Submicrosecond all-optical switching in neodymium-doped fiber
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Proceedings Volume 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168600
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
We report on optically induced, sub-microsecond optical switching in an elliptical core neodymium doped, two-mode fiber. The improved response time of this switch, which is three orders of magnitude faster than the 400 microsecond(s) metastable lifetime of Nd3+, was provided by rapid cross relaxation within neodymium clusters.
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Robert W. Sadowski, Robert W. Sadowski, Michel J. F. Digonnet, Michel J. F. Digonnet, Richard H. Pantell, Richard H. Pantell, H. John Shaw, H. John Shaw, } "Submicrosecond all-optical switching in neodymium-doped fiber", Proc. SPIE 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168600; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168600

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