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Analytical research on walk-off, delay, and peak power of control pulse in NOLM de-multiplexer
Author(s): Aiying Yang; Yunan Sun
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Paper Abstract

Impacts of walk-off, initial time delay and peak power of control pulse on the characteristics of NOLM de-multiplexer are studied in this paper. Walk-off between control pulse and signal pulse makes the NOLM de-multiplexer switching window deviate from the center position, and the transmittance also be decreased. It is researched that for a given walkoff, there is a critical value of initial time delay and peak power of control pulse respectively which ensures the switching window profile relocates at the center and the switching efficiency is 1. To take Gaussian pulse shape for example, for a given walk-off d, the switching window can be relocated at the center position by setting the initial time delay Td = -Ld/2 between control and signal pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6351, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III, 635146 (5 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.691603
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Aiying Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yunan Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6351:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III
Sang Bae Lee; Yan Sun; Kun Qiu; Simon C. Fleming; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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