We present an ultra-fast reconfigurable switch based on the nonlinear interaction between a weak wave (the signal) and a solitary-wave (the control) at 1548nm. The non-collinear interaction gives birth to a third switched optical beam.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
P. H. Pioger, V. Couderc, A. Barthélémy, F. Baronio, C. De Angelis, Y. Min, V. Quiring, and W. Sohler, "Ultra-fast reconfigurable spatial switching between a quadratic solitary wave and a weak signal," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuA2.