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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 23 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 2097–2099

Solitonic all-optical switch based on the fractional Talbot effect

Stefano Minardi, Gianluca Arrighi, Paolo Di Trapani, Arunas Varanaviius, and Algis Piskarskas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 23, pp. 2097-2099 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.002097


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Abstract

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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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-23-2097


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