Nonlinear Optical Switch Based on Stimulated Raman Scattering
Authors: Starodumov, A.N.; Barmenkov, Y.O.; Martinez, A.; Torres, I.
Source: Optical Fiber Technology, Volume 4, Number 3, July 1998 , pp. 285-292(8)
Publisher: Academic Press
Abstract:The theory of all-fiber optical switch based on stimulated Raman scattering in a fiber loop mirror is described. A model has been developed to predict the transfer function of the loop as a function of a fiber core composition. Such a switch combines optical switching and amplification in a single device. A switching pulse energy of about 1 pJ at wavelength of 1550 nm is predicted for the Raman switch.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Gto, 37150, Mexico
Publication date: July 1, 1998