We present a linear stability analysis of two-dimensional continuous waves and one-dimensional temporal solitons in nonlinear-optical fiber arrays. Guided by this analysis, we use numerical integrations of the governing equations to show that these arrays are all-optical switching devices. Light injected into the N-fiber array is temporally compressed and spatially localized into a few fibers on output.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 30, 1993
Published: August 15, 1994
Alejandro B. Aceves, Alexander M. Rubenchik, Costantino De Angelis, and Gregory G. Luther, "Modulational instability of continuous waves and one-dimensional temporal solitons in fiber arrays," Opt. Lett. 19, 1186-1188 (1994)