We predict that solitary waves of dispersive type II second-harmonic generation may experience large uniform nonlinear polarization rotations. The nonlinear medium followed by a polarization analyzer permits undistorted all-optical switching of pulses controlled by the input polarization.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 9, 1996
Published: December 15, 1996
Riccardo Mollame, Stefano Trillo, and Gaetano Assanto, "Soliton polarization rotation and switching in type II second-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 21, 1969-1971 (1996)