OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 908–910

Multiport soliton devices with controllable transmission

Andrey A. Sukhorukov and Nail N. Akhmediev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 908-910 (2003)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (445 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We describe new planar multiport devices written by spatial solitons that are composed of several nonlinearly coupled components in Kerr-type media. Such devices have no radiation losses at a given wavelength. We demonstrate that, for the same relative angle between the input soliton-induced channels, one can vary the transmission coefficients into the output channels by adjusting the polarizations of multicomponent solitons. We determine analytically the transmission properties and discuss two types of experimental embodiment of the proposed device.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Andrey A. Sukhorukov and Nail N. Akhmediev, "Multiport soliton devices with controllable transmission," Opt. Lett. 28, 908-910 (2003)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. N. Akhmediev and A. Ankiewicz, Opt. Commun. 100, 186 (1993).
  2. A. Guo, M. Henry, G. J. Salamo, M. Segev, and G. L. Wood, Opt. Lett. 26, 1274 (2001).
  3. P. D. Miller and N. N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. E 53, 4098 (1996).
  4. S. V. Manakov, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 65, 505 (1973) JETP 38, 248 (1974).
  5. R. Radhakrishnan, M. Lakshmanan, and J. Hietarinta, Phys. Rev. E 56, 2213 (1997).
  6. T. Kanna and M. Lakshmanan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5043 (2001).
  7. M. H. Jakubowski, K. Steiglitz, and R. Squier, Phys. Rev. E 58, 6752 (1998).
  8. C. Anastassiou, M. Segev, K. Steiglitz, J. A. Giordmaine, M. Mitchell, M. F. Shih, and J. Martin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2332 (1999).
  9. C. Anastassiou, J. W. Fleischer, T. Carmon, and M. Segev, K. Steiglitz, Opt. Lett. 26, 1498 (2001).
  10. E. DelRe, B. Crosignani, P. Di Porto, in Spatial Optical Solitons, Vol. 82 of Springer Series in optical sciences, S. Trillo and W. E. Torruellas, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001), pp. 61–85.
  11. D. N. Christodoulides, S. R. Singh, M. I. Carvalho, and M. Segev, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1763 (1996).
  12. V. G. Makhan’kov and O. K. Pashaev, Teor. Matem. Fiz. 53, 55 (1982) Theor. Math. Phys. 53, 979 (1982).
  13. Y. Nogami and C. S. Warke, Phys. Lett. A 59, 251 (1976).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited