Observation of Ultrafast Nonlinear Polarization Switching Induced by Polarization Instability in a Birefringent Fiber Rocking Filter

Year: 1989

Authors: Trillo S., Wabnitz S., Banyai W.C., Finlayson N., Seaton C.T., Stegeman G.I., Stolen R.H.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, 00144 Rome, Italy; Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States; AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ 07733, United States

Abstract: We have observed ultrafast all-optical switching between two orthogonal linear polarizations in a periodically twisted fiber filter. The dependence of the switching characteristics on the input power and operating wavelength was investigated.

Journal/Review: IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS

Volume: 25 (1)      Pages from: 104  to: 112

More Information: This work was supported in part by Fondazione Ugo Bordoni under an agreement with the Istituto Superiore Poste e Telecomunicazioni and by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under Contract 87-0344. S. Trillo and S. Wabnitz are with Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, 00144 Rome, Italy. W. C. Banyai, N. Finlayson, C. T. Seaton, and G. I. Stegernan are with the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, A2 85721, R. H. Stolen is with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ 07733. IEEE Log Number 8824709.
KeyWords: Light–Polarization; Optical Fibers–Applications; Optical Filters, Birefringent Fiber Rocking Filters; Polarization Instability; Ultrafast Nonlinear Polarization Switching, Optical Devices
DOI: 10.1109/3.16249

Citations: 60
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