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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2905–2907

All-optical switching and amplification of discrete vector solitons in nonlinear cubic birefringent waveguide arrays

Rodrigo A. Vicencio, Mario I. Molina, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 24, pp. 2905-2907 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002905


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Abstract

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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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-24-2905


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