Title

One-Dimensional Spatial Soliton Dragging, Trapping, And All-Optical Switching In Algaas Waveguides

Title - Alternative

Opt. Lett.

Keywords

Beams; Optics

Abstract

We report the dragging and mutual trapping of two initially overlapped, orthogonally polarized, one-dimensional spatial solitons in an AlGaAs slab waveguide. Using this effect, we realized an all-optical switch that had an on/off switching contrast of similar to 2.5:1. The contrast of the switch increased to 4:1 when a soliton was used to drag a nonsoliton, weak beam. (C) 1996 Optical Society of America

Publication Title

Optics Letters

Volume

21

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

189

Last Page

191

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1996TU23300009

ISSN

0146-9592

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