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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1942–1944

Controlled switching of discrete solitons in waveguide arrays

Rodrigo A. Vicencio, Mario I. Molina, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 20, pp. 1942-1944 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001942


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Abstract

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.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-20-1942


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