J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 49, Numéro C2, Juin 1988Optical Bistability - IV
|Page(s)||C2-23 - C2-27|
J. Phys. Colloques 49 (1988) C2-23-C2-27
OPTICAL SWITCHING IN GLASS FIBERS : EXPERIMENTSP.W. SMITH
Bellcore, 331 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701, U.S.A.
In this paper we discuss the reasons behind the current interest in all-optical switching and signal-processing, review recent progress in glass fiber devices, and describe some new results on a 2-core fiber nonlinear coupler device which has the fastest switching time ever measured for any switching device.