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Submicrosecond all-optical switching in Nd-doped fiber
Author(s): Robert W. Sadowski; Michel J. F. Digonnet; Richard H. Pantell; H. John Shaw
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Paper Abstract

We report on optically induced, sub-microsecond optical switching in an elliptical core neodymium doped, two-mode fiber. The improved response time of this switch, which is three orders of magnitude faster than the 400 microsecond(s) metastable lifetime of Nd3+, was provided by rapid cross relaxation within neodymium clusters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168600
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Robert W. Sadowski, Edward Ginzton Lab./Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Edward Ginzton Lab./Stanford Univ. (United States)
Richard H. Pantell, Edward Ginzton Lab./Stanford Univ. (United States)
H. John Shaw, Edward Ginzton Lab./Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2073:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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