We put forward the concept of reconfigurable structures optically induced by mutually incoherent nondiffracting Bessel beams in Kerr-type nonlinear media. We address collinear couplers and X junctions and show how one can tune the switching properties of such structures by varying the intensity of the Bessel beams.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Zhiyong Xu, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Lluis Torner, and Victor A. Vysloukh, "Reconfigurable directional couplers and junctions optically induced by nondiffracting Bessel beams," Opt. Lett. 30, 1180-1182 (2005)