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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(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
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)