Raman-assisted femtosecond soliton switching and wavelength demultiplexing with optical fiber rocking filters

Year: 1996

Authors: Wabnitz S., De Angelis C.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, Rome, Italy; Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica, Facoltà di Padova, Via Gradenigo 6/a, 35131 Padova, Italy

Abstract: We analyze the femtosecond polarization and wavelength-dependent nonlinear switching response of a birefringent fiber rocking filter. We show by perturbation theory and numerical simulations that, in the presence of the Raman self-frequency shift, the soliton switching efficiency may be optimized by injecting pulses in the fast fiber axis and with a negative wavelength offset from the center of the filter bandpass.


Volume: 8 (5)      Pages from: 635  to: 637

KeyWords: solitons
DOI: 10.1109/68.491563

Citations: 1
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