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Nonlinear switching in a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating

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Abstract

We report experimental observation of nonlinear all-optical switching of a 20-cm-long fiber Bragg grating. The grating is self-switched owing to the optical Kerr effect and in the nonlinear regime shows a 20-dB increase in transmissivity. This increase is a marked improvement from the switching results obtained from shorter gratings.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

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