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21 December 1998 Fast stable thermal fiber switch in a Sagnac interferometer
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Proceedings Volume 3542, Doped Fiber Devices II; (1998)
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
We demonstrate a fast, stable, all-optical switch using a thermal effect in cobalt-doped fiber. 46 ns switching is accomplished in a 10-m Sagnac loop containing a 2.55-cm length of doped fiber. Compared to other demonstrated all- optical switches using doped fibers, this switch offers a significant increase in speed and stability, as well as a significant reduction in fiber length.
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Monica K. Davis and Michel J. F. Digonnet "Fast stable thermal fiber switch in a Sagnac interferometer", Proc. SPIE 3542, Doped Fiber Devices II, (21 December 1998);

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