Demonstration of nonlinear nonreciprocity and logic operations with a twisted birefringent optical fiber

Year: 1994

Authors: Ferro P., Trillo S., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy

Abstract: The uniform twist of the birefringence axes of an optical fiber introduces a nonlinear nonreciprocity into power-dependent polarization switching characteristics. We experimentally demonstrate the nonreciprocity of a ten-beat-length-long twisted low-birefringence fiber that permits all-optical logic operations with orthogonal circularly polarized input pulses.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 19 (4)      Pages from: 263  to: 265

KeyWords: Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, Nonlinear nonreciprocity; Orthogonal circularly polarized input pulses; Polarization eigenmode; Power dependent switching characteristics; Twisted birefringent optical fiber, Fiber optics
DOI: 10.1364/OL.19.000263

Citations: 8
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