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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1125–1133

Self-routing switching of solitonlike pulses in multiple-core nonlinear fiber arrays

Pedro M. Ramos and Carlos R. Paiva  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 1125-1133 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001125


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Abstract

A unified framework to optimize power discrimination for self-routing switching of solitonlike pulses in multiple-core fiber arrays is presented. This framework, based on the variational approach, is applicable to all-optical switching in <i>N</i>-core nonlinear fiber arrays for any configuration of the cores. By defining a quality factor as the product of the maxima of all the transmission curves characterizing the switching process in the fiber array, we show that when linearly varying coupling coefficients are considered improved performance can be achieved. By use of the split-step Fourier method the accuracy of the reduced formulation is ensured.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Pedro M. Ramos and Carlos R. Paiva, "Self-routing switching of solitonlike pulses in multiple-core nonlinear fiber arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1125-1133 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-7-1125


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