We demonstrate experimentally that spatial solitons in AlGaAs slab waveguides can be deflected by an electronically induced prism. We also show that a weak signal beam can be guided and steered by the solitons, thus demonstrating the feasibility of a dynamically reconfigurable optical interconnect.
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(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
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(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
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L. Friedrich, G. I. Stegeman, P. Millar, C. J. Hamilton, and J. S. Aitchison, "Dynamic, electronically controlled angle steering of spatial solitons in AlGaAs slab waveguides," Opt. Lett. 23, 1438-1440 (1998)