Experimental demonstration of optical soliton switching in an all-fiber nonlinear Sagnac interferometer.

@article{Blow1989ExperimentalDO,
  title={Experimental demonstration of optical soliton switching in an all-fiber nonlinear Sagnac interferometer.},
  author={Keith Blow and N. J. Doran and B K Nayar},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 14},
  pages={754-6}
}
We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, the switching of optical solitons. We observe switching of 93% of the total reflected energy in a partially transmitting integrated fiber loop mirror that makes up the interferometer. This result demonstrates the potential of solitons as the natural bits in ultrafast optical processing.