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Switching behavior of NOLM–NALM mirror configurations
Author(s): Diethelm Schmieder; Pieter L. Swart
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Paper Abstract

We present the Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror (NOLM), the Nonlinear Amplifying Loop Mirror (NALM), a Two - NOLM configuration and a Two - NALM configuration. For all four arrangements the switching equations are derived and computer simulation results are presented. We investigate the switching behavior of two identical NOLM loops and two different NOLM loops in dependence of the length of the nonlinear Kerr fiber, the effective fiber core diameter and the coupling constant α. The same investigations are carried out with two identical NALM loops and two different NALM loops, where additionally the dependence of the gain is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5646, Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Applications, (28 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579931
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Diethelm Schmieder, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)
Pieter L. Swart, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5646:
Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Applications
Qihuang Gong; Yiping Cui; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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