All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber

Changyuan Yu, Louis Christen, Ting Luo, Yan Wang, Zhongqi Pan, Lian Shan Yan, Alan E. Willner

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1234
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • 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

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