We suggest an effective method for controlling nonlinear switching in arrays of weakly coupled optical waveguides. We demonstrate digitized switching of a narrow input beam for as many as 11 waveguides in the engineered waveguide arrays.
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Rodrigo A. Vicencio, Mario I. Molina, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Controlled switching of discrete solitons in waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 28, 1942-1944 (2003)