Theoretical Investigation of Longitudinal Dispersion Fluctuations on All-Fiber Phase-Sensitive Parametric Optical Switch
Journal article, 2017

A fiber-based all-optical switch accomplished by pump depletion in a single-pump phase sensitive (PS) amplifier is theoretically investigated using an inhomogeneous fiber model including the zero-dispersion wavelength (ZDW) fluctuations. We find that the OFF-state (maximum pump depletion) of the PS all-optical switch is very sensitive to the ZDW fluctuations, whereas the ON-state (minimum pump depletion) is more robust. Meanwhile, the nonreciprocal transmission characteristic of the PS all-optical switch induced by the ZDW fluctuations is investigated with the help of the proposed inhomogeneous fiber model. Our theoretical results are useful to optimize the experimental implementation of PS all-optical switch.

Fiber nonlinear optics

four-wave mixing

optical switches

phase sensitive amplifiers

Author

J. T. Gao

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Y. Meng

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

S Fu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Peter Andrekson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

M. Tang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

D. M. Liu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN)

Vol. 35 9 1646-1653

Phase-sensitive optical parametric amplifiers (PSOPA)

European Commission (FP7), 2012-03-01 -- 2017-02-28.

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/jlt.2017.2681685

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Created

10/8/2017