A periodic pattern of hundreds of beams is shifted by half its transverse period as the result of excitation of parametric spatial solitons and the fractional Talbot effect. The all-optical switch that is obtained operates with 1-ps pulses.
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(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
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Stefano Minardi, Gianluca Arrighi, Paolo Di Trapani, Arunas Varanaviius, and Algis Piskarskas, "Solitonic all-optical switch based on the fractional Talbot effect," Opt. Lett. 27, 2097-2099 (2002)