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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1774–1779

Reconfigurable soliton networks optically-induced by arrays of nondiffracting Bessel beams

Zhiyong Xu, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 1774-1779 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001774


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Abstract

We address the propagation of solitons in reconfigurable two-dimensional networks induced optically by arrays of nondiffracting Bessel beams in Kerr-type nonlinear media. We show that broad soliton beams can move across networks with different topologies almost without radiation losses, opening new prospects for all-optical soliton manipulation. We also discuss various switching scenarios for solitons launched into the multi-core directional couplers optically-induced by suitable arrays of Bessel beams.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Discrete solitons in nonlinear optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Citation
Zhiyong Xu, Yaroslav Kartashov, and Lluis Torner, "Reconfigurable soliton networks optically-induced by arrays of nondiffracting Bessel beams," Opt. Express 13, 1774-1779 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-6-1774


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