2R-regenerative all-optical switch based on a highly nonlinear holey fiber

P. Petropoulos, T. M. Monro, W. Belardi, K. Furusawa, J. H. Lee, D. J. Richardson

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We report the fabrication of a highly nonlinear holey fiber made from pure silica with an effective area of just ∼2.8 μm2 at 1550 nm. We believe this to be the smallest effective area yet measured for a holey fiber at 1550 nm. We also report the operation of a 2R regenerative optical switch based on just 3.3 m of the fiber that is shown to have 30 times the nonlinear figure of merit of previous devices based on dispersion-shifted fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1235
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2001


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