We describe new planar multiport devices written by spatial solitons that are composed of several nonlinearly coupled components in Kerr-type media. Such devices have no radiation losses at a given wavelength. We demonstrate that, for the same relative angle between the input soliton-induced channels, one can vary the transmission coefficients into the output channels by adjusting the polarizations of multicomponent solitons. We determine analytically the transmission properties and discuss two types of experimental embodiment of the proposed device.
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Andrey A. Sukhorukov and Nail N. Akhmediev, "Multiport soliton devices with controllable transmission," Opt. Lett. 28, 908-910 (2003)