Switching of bistable solitons in a recently proposed doubly and inhomogeneously doped fiber system [Phys. Rev. E <b>58</b>, 5021 (1998)] is studied numerically. It is shown that both upswitching and downswitching of solitons between bistable states are realizable in the given model if the amplification of the input soliton for upswitching and the extraction of energy from it for downswitching are suitably adjusted.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(250.5530) Optoelectronics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Ajit Kumar and Thomas Kurz, "Switching between bistable states of a soliton in a doubly inhomogeneously doped fiber coupler," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 897-900 (2001)