4 October 2006 Characteristics of ultrafast all optical switching by use of pulse trapping in photonic crystal fibers
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Proceedings Volume 6351, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III; 63513T (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.688815
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications, 2006, Gwangju, South Korea
Abstract
We have demonstrated an all optical switching by use of pulse trapping in photonic crystal fiber (PCF). A train of four pulses with temporal separation of 1 ps is used as the signal pulses, in which only one pulse is trapped by the soliton pulse in the PCF. The wavelength of the trapped pulse is blue shifted, and thus the trapped pulse can be picked off easily by use of a wavelength filter such as a fiber Bragg grating. In addition, The characteristics of the ultrafast all optical switching are analyzed numerically. The trapping efficiency decreases as the temporal separation increases. The low trapping efficiency impairs the performance of optical switching.
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Ying Li, Ying Li, Shuangchun Wen, Shuangchun Wen, Dajun Lei, Dajun Lei, Xiquan Fu, Xiquan Fu, } "Characteristics of ultrafast all optical switching by use of pulse trapping in photonic crystal fibers", Proc. SPIE 6351, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III, 63513T (4 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688815; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.688815
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