Accession Number : ADP007622

Title :   Ultrafast Dual Path Optical Kerr Demultiplexer Utilizing a Polarization Rotating Mirror,

Corporate Author : NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORP TAKE TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Morioka, T. ; Takara, H. ; Saruwatari, M.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : All-optical signal processing attracts much attention to overcome the speed limitations imposed by the electrical circuits. An all-optical switching scheme using intensity-dependent refractive index in Kerr media, especially optical fibers, is one of the promising candidates for processing incoming densely time-multiplexed signals, namely optical demultiplexing, optical routing, and logic operations. To date, many excellent works on polarization switching, Mach-Zehnder or Sagnac interferometer switching have been presented for realizing the above functions.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *FIBER OPTICS, FUNCTIONS, LIMITATIONS, LOGIC, MEDIA, OPERATION, POLARIZATION, REFRACTIVE INDEX, ROUTING, SIGNAL PROCESSING, TIME, SYMPOSIA, JAPAN, OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, DATA RATE, HIGH RATE, DATA LINKS, LOGIC CIRCUITS, TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXING.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE