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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1996
  • pp: 189–191

One-dimensional spatial soliton dragging, trapping, and all-optical switching in AlGaAs waveguides

J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and J. S. Aitchison  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 189-191 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000189


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Abstract

We report the dragging and mutual trapping of two initially overlapped, orthogonally polarized, one-dimensional spatial solitons in an AlGaAs slab waveguide. Using this effect, we realized an all-optical switch that had an on/off switching contrast of ~2.5:1. The contrast of the switch increased to 4:1 when a soliton was used to drag a nonsoliton, weak beam.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996

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J. U. Kang, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, "One-dimensional spatial soliton dragging, trapping, and all-optical switching in AlGaAs waveguides," Opt. Lett. 21, 189-191 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-3-189


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