Diode laser pumped, KERR phase-shifting and switching of a diode laser signal in a small area optical fibre

A. S. Davison, I. H. White

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In this paper authors report the first demonstration of a diode laser powered Kerr effect device, consisting of a single birefringent fiber, able to phase-shift and switch an optical signal generated by a second laser diode. They have obtained fast, stable phase-shifting of 90° in a single fiber, at a coupled pump power of only 20 mW. Using this phase shift to induce polarization switching with resultant gating, 25% modulation of the diode laser signal has been observed, with a detection limited-rise time of 10ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number292 pt 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
EventFourteenth European Conference on Optical Communication - Brighton, Engl
Duration: 11 Sep 198815 Sep 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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