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Fast stable thermal fiber switch in a Sagnac interferometer
Author(s): Monica K. Davis; Michel J. F. Digonnet
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a fast, stable, all-optical switch using a thermal effect in cobalt-doped fiber. 46 ns switching is accomplished in a 10-m Sagnac loop containing a 2.55-cm length of doped fiber. Compared to other demonstrated all- optical switches using doped fibers, this switch offers a significant increase in speed and stability, as well as a significant reduction in fiber length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3542, Doped Fiber Devices II, (21 December 1998);
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Monica K. Davis, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3542:
Doped Fiber Devices II
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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