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Very-low threshold loop-mirror switch incorporating an EDFA
D.J.Richardson, R.I.Laming D.N.Payne
Fast, very-low threshold optical pulse switching in a non-linear loop-mirror incorporating an EDFA is reported using an amplifier gain of 46dB at 1.535μm. For a 336m Sagnac loop the input switching power is 200μW, which is 5x103 lower than the best previously reported.
Topical Meeting on Optical Fibre Amplifiers and Their Applications Monterey California 6-8 Aug (1990)
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