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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1735–1737

Interactions and switching of spatial soliton pairs in the vicinity of a nonlinear interface

J. Scheuer and M. Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 1735-1737 (1999)

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The interaction of spatial soliton pairs with a nonlinear interface was studied theoretically. With mediation of the interface, the two solitons exhibited efficient switching and double switching. A closed-form particlelike model, validated by propagation calculations, yielded the soliton trajectories and switching characteristics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

J. Scheuer and M. Orenstein, "Interactions and switching of spatial soliton pairs in the vicinity of a nonlinear interface," Opt. Lett. 24, 1735-1737 (1999)

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