Title

All-Optical Switching Of Solitons In An Active Nonlinear Directional Coupler

Title - Alternative

Opt. Quantum Electron.

Keywords

Doped Fiber Amplifiers; Pulses; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics

Abstract

A numerical study of the all-optical switching properties of an active nonlinear directional coupler is presented. The switching power is reduced for both CW and soliton inputs because of the gain. The switching properties of the coupler are enhanced for solitons, which switch nearly completely. For ultrashort pulses, the effects of the bandwidth of the gain medium are considered by using a general form for the gain band. The gain spectrum of erbium is also considered as a specific example.

Publication Title

Optical and Quantum Electronics

Volume

24

Issue/Number

11

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

S1325

Last Page

S1336

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992JY82200007

ISSN

0306-8919

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