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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1994
  • pp: 1186–1188

Modulational instability of continuous waves and one-dimensional temporal solitons in fiber arrays

Alejandro B. Aceves, Costantino De Angelis, Gregory G. Luther, and Alexander M. Rubenchik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 1186-1188 (1994)

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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)

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