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Title: Soliton switch using birefringent optical fibers

Abstract

The use of solitons is proposed for interferometric switching in birefringent optical fibers. Pulse propagation in the fiber is modeled by the coupled nonlinear Schroedinger equation, in which the ratio between the self-coupling and cross-coupling terms depends on the ellipticity of the fiber eigenmodes. It is shown that shadows occur unless the self-coupling and the cross-coupling are equal and that these shadows seriously affect the contrast ratio attainable by a switch. These two couplings become equal at an ellipticity angle {theta}{approx}35{degree}, and, within a tolerance of {theta}={plus minus}5{degree}, a contrast ratio of 10 or more can be achieved.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21228 (USA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7141886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Optics Letters; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15:9; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; SWITCHES; OPTICAL FIBERS; WAVE PROPAGATION; BIREFRINGENCE; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; PULSES; SOLITONS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FIBERS; QUASI PARTICLES; REFRACTION; 440600* - Optical Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Chen, C, Wai, P K.A., and Menyuk, C. Soliton switch using birefringent optical fibers. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.15.000477.
Chen, C, Wai, P K.A., & Menyuk, C. Soliton switch using birefringent optical fibers. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000477
Chen, C, Wai, P K.A., and Menyuk, C. Tue . "Soliton switch using birefringent optical fibers". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000477.
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title = {Soliton switch using birefringent optical fibers},
author = {Chen, C and Wai, P K.A. and Menyuk, C},
abstractNote = {The use of solitons is proposed for interferometric switching in birefringent optical fibers. Pulse propagation in the fiber is modeled by the coupled nonlinear Schroedinger equation, in which the ratio between the self-coupling and cross-coupling terms depends on the ellipticity of the fiber eigenmodes. It is shown that shadows occur unless the self-coupling and the cross-coupling are equal and that these shadows seriously affect the contrast ratio attainable by a switch. These two couplings become equal at an ellipticity angle {theta}{approx}35{degree}, and, within a tolerance of {theta}={plus minus}5{degree}, a contrast ratio of 10 or more can be achieved.},
doi = {10.1364/OL.15.000477},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7141886}, journal = {Optics Letters; (USA)},
issn = {0146-9592},
number = ,
volume = 15:9,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {5}
}