We study all-optical switching based on the dynamic properties of discrete vector solitons in waveguide arrays. We employ the concept of polarization mode instability and demonstrate simultaneous switching and amplification of a weak signal by a strong pump of the opposite polarization.
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Rodrigo A. Vicencio, Mario I. Molina, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "All-optical switching and amplification of discrete vector solitons in nonlinear cubic birefringent waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 29, 2905-2907 (2004)