Title

Soliton Switching In An Erbium-Doped Nonlinear Fiber Coupler

Title - Alternative

Opt. Lett.

Keywords

OPTICAL FIBERS; Optics

Abstract

A numerical study of the all-optical switching properties of solitons in an erbium-doped nonlinear fiber coupler is presented. The small gain provided by the erbium both lowers and sharpens the switching threshold, while producing pulse-compression factors of 3 to 9. As a result, we show that it is possible to achieve all-optical switching, amplification, and compression of short pulses in a single device.

Publication Title

Optics Letters

Volume

16

Issue/Number

21

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

1653

Last Page

1655

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1991GM70800009

ISSN

0146-9592

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