Ultrafast All Optical Switching Using Pulse Trapping by Ultrashort Soliton Pulse

Norihiko NISHIZAWA  Toshio GOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E87-C   No.7   pp.1148-1154
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Ultrafast Photonics)
ultrafast nonlinear phenomena in optical fibers,  soliton,  optical fibers,  Raman scattering,  all optical switching,  ultrashort pulse,  

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Ultrafast all optical switching using pulse trapping by 100 fs ultrashort soliton pulse across zero dispersion wavelength is investigated. The characteristics of pulse trapping are analyzed both experimentally and numerically. Using the pulse trapping, 1 THz ultrafast all optical switching is demonstrated experimentally. Arbitral one pulse is picked off from pulse train. Pulse trapping for CW signal is also demonstrated and ultrashort pulse is generated by pulse trapping. From these investigation, it is shown that ultrafast all optical switching up to 2 THz can be demonstrated using pulse trapping.