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≠All-optical ultrafast nonlinear switching utilizing the optical Kerr effect in optical fibers
Author(s): Toshio Morioka; Masatoshi Saruwatari
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Paper Abstract

An ultrafast switching technique utilizing the optical Kerr effect in optical fibers is described and its switching characteristics are considered, taking into account chromatic and polarization dispersion. Experimental results on picosecond optical Kerr modulation and 2 Gb/s all-optical complete demultiplexing of a 30 ps probe pulse train, as well as all-optical chirping manipulation of ultrashort optical pulses, are presented. Applications of the optical Kerr switching technique to the determination of the nondiagonal component n2B⊥ of the nonlinear refractive index in nonlinear optical media and to the generation of ultrafast pulse trains are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 29(3) doi: 10.1117/12.55592
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 29, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Toshio Morioka, NTT Yokosuka Electrical Communication Lab. (Japan)
Masatoshi Saruwatari, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (Japan)

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