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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 18 — Sep. 6, 2004
  • pp: 4172–4177

New all-optical wavelength auto-router based on spatial solitons

Yaw-Dong Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 18, pp. 4172-4177 (2004)

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We propose a novel all-optical wavelength auto-router based on spatial solitons. By using the swing effect of spatial solitons in a Kerr-type nonlinear medium, the proposed nonlinear waveguide structure could function as a self-routing wavelength division multiplexer (WDM). It could be a potential key component in the applications of ultra-high-speed and ultra-high-capacity optical communications and optical data processing systems.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2004
Published: September 6, 2004

Yaw-Dong Wu, "New all-optical wavelength auto-router based on spatial solitons," Opt. Express 12, 4172-4177 (2004)

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