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Optical flip-flop memory and data packet switching operation based on polarization bistability in a telecommunication optical fiber

Optical flip-flop memory and data packet switching operation based on polarization bistability in a telecommunication optical fiber
Optical flip-flop memory and data packet switching operation based on polarization bistability in a telecommunication optical fiber
We report the experimental observation of bistability and hysteresis phenomena of the polarization signal in a telecommunication optical fiber. This process occurs in a counter-propagating configuration in which the optical beam nonlinearly interacts with its own Bragg-reflected replica at the fiber output. The proof of principle of optical flip-flop memory and 10 Gbit/s routing operation is also reported based on this polarization bistability. Finally, we also provide a general physical understanding of this behavior on the basis of a geometrical analysis of an effective model of the dynamics. Good quantitative agreement between theory and experiment is obtained.
0740-3224
2318-2325
Bony, P.-Y.
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Guasoni, M.
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Assémat, E.
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Pitois, S.
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Sugny, D.
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Picozzi, A.
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Jauslin, H.R.
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Bony, P.-Y.
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Assémat, E.
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Pitois, S.
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Sugny, D.
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Picozzi, A.
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Bony, P.-Y., Guasoni, M., Assémat, E., Pitois, S., Sugny, D., Picozzi, A., Jauslin, H.R. and Fatome, J. (2013) Optical flip-flop memory and data packet switching operation based on polarization bistability in a telecommunication optical fiber. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 30 (8), 2318-2325. (doi:10.1364/JOSAB.30.002318).

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We report the experimental observation of bistability and hysteresis phenomena of the polarization signal in a telecommunication optical fiber. This process occurs in a counter-propagating configuration in which the optical beam nonlinearly interacts with its own Bragg-reflected replica at the fiber output. The proof of principle of optical flip-flop memory and 10 Gbit/s routing operation is also reported based on this polarization bistability. Finally, we also provide a general physical understanding of this behavior on the basis of a geometrical analysis of an effective model of the dynamics. Good quantitative agreement between theory and experiment is obtained.

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Published date: 31 July 2013

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Local EPrints ID: 442726
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442726
ISSN: 0740-3224
PURE UUID: 6ee2163a-1518-4f97-9c0c-980c46f6353d

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Last modified: 27 Oct 2022 19:03

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Author: P.-Y. Bony
Author: M. Guasoni
Author: E. Assémat
Author: S. Pitois
Author: D. Sugny
Author: A. Picozzi
Author: H.R. Jauslin
Author: J. Fatome

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