We demonstrate a 10-Gb/s all-optical XOR gate based on polarization rotation induced by Kerr effect in a single highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF). Using 2 km of HNLF with a nonlinear coefficient of 9.1 W-1· km-1, we obtain a 25-dB extinction ratio at the XOR output.
- Four-wave mixing
- Nonlinear optics
- Optical fiber communication
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering