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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1260–1267

All-optical gates facilitated by soliton interactions in a multilayered Kerr medium

Jacob Scheuer and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 1260-1267 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.001260


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Abstract

All-optical soliton logic operations, facilitated by incoherent interactions of multiple spatial solitons with nonlinear interfaces, are proposed and analyzed. A particlelike model, validated by beam propagation simulations, was developed for calculating the soliton trajectories and was employed for the analysis of the soliton-based logic gates.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Jacob Scheuer and Meir Orenstein, "All-optical gates facilitated by soliton interactions in a multilayered Kerr medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1260-1267 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-6-1260


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