We show numerically that a solitonlike propagation behavior in a self-focusing nonlinear fiber array can be used for efficient optical switching. Initial phase modulation of only five fibers is used for switching control.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 23, 1993
Published: March 1, 1994
Wieslaw Królikowski, Udo Trutschel, C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, and Mark Cronin-Golomb, "Solitonlike optical switching in a circular fiber array," Opt. Lett. 19, 320-322 (1994)