Abstract

We introduce a novel device for optical switching by using the position shift of the spatial soliton after collision, The device is a one-to-three switching device controlled by two control beams. For the optimum signal power, the transmission efficiency is above 95%. The wave propagation in the structure and the transmission efficiency as a function of input signal power are shown and discussed.

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1990 (1)

S. Chi, T. T. Shi, Electron. Lett. 26, 339 (1990).
[Crossref]

1989 (3)

S. Chi, S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 69, 334 (1989).
[Crossref]

J. P. Sabini, N. Finlayson, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1176 (1989).
[Crossref]

A. B. Aceves, J. V. Moloney, A. C. Newell, Phys. Rev. A 39, 1828 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1988 (3)

A. Ankiewicz, Opt. Quantum Electron. 20, 329 (1988).
[Crossref]

Y. Silberberg, B. G. Sfez, Opt. Lett. 13, 1132 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. R. Heatley, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 172 (1988).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

J. P. Donnelly, H. A. Haus, N. Whitaker, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 401 (1987).
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 838 (1986).
[Crossref]

1982 (1)

S. M. Jensen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1580 (1982).
[Crossref]

1980 (1)

Aceves, A. B.

A. B. Aceves, J. V. Moloney, A. C. Newell, Phys. Rev. A 39, 1828 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ankiewicz, A.

A. Ankiewicz, Opt. Quantum Electron. 20, 329 (1988).
[Crossref]

Chi, S.

S. Chi, T. T. Shi, Electron. Lett. 26, 339 (1990).
[Crossref]

S. Chi, S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 69, 334 (1989).
[Crossref]

Donnelly, J. P.

J. P. Donnelly, H. A. Haus, N. Whitaker, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 401 (1987).
[Crossref]

Feit, M. D.

Finlayson, N.

J. P. Sabini, N. Finlayson, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1176 (1989).
[Crossref]

Fleck, J. A.

Haus, H. A.

J. P. Donnelly, H. A. Haus, N. Whitaker, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 401 (1987).
[Crossref]

Heatley, D. R.

D. R. Heatley, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 172 (1988).
[Crossref]

Jensen, S. M.

S. M. Jensen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1580 (1982).
[Crossref]

Moloney, J. V.

A. B. Aceves, J. V. Moloney, A. C. Newell, Phys. Rev. A 39, 1828 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Newell, A. C.

A. B. Aceves, J. V. Moloney, A. C. Newell, Phys. Rev. A 39, 1828 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sabini, J. P.

J. P. Sabini, N. Finlayson, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1176 (1989).
[Crossref]

Seaton, C. T.

S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 838 (1986).
[Crossref]

Sfez, B. G.

Shi, T. T.

S. Chi, T. T. Shi, Electron. Lett. 26, 339 (1990).
[Crossref]

Silberberg, Y.

Stegeman, G. I.

J. P. Sabini, N. Finlayson, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1176 (1989).
[Crossref]

D. R. Heatley, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 172 (1988).
[Crossref]

S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 838 (1986).
[Crossref]

Wabnitz, S.

S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 838 (1986).
[Crossref]

Wen, S.

S. Chi, S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 69, 334 (1989).
[Crossref]

Whitaker, N.

J. P. Donnelly, H. A. Haus, N. Whitaker, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 401 (1987).
[Crossref]

Wright, E. M.

D. R. Heatley, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 172 (1988).
[Crossref]

S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 838 (1986).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

J. P. Sabini, N. Finlayson, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1176 (1989).
[Crossref]

D. R. Heatley, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 172 (1988).
[Crossref]

S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, C. T. Seaton, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 838 (1986).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (1)

S. Chi, T. T. Shi, Electron. Lett. 26, 339 (1990).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. M. Jensen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1580 (1982).
[Crossref]

J. P. Donnelly, H. A. Haus, N. Whitaker, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 401 (1987).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. Chi, S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 69, 334 (1989).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Ankiewicz, Opt. Quantum Electron. 20, 329 (1988).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. B. Aceves, J. V. Moloney, A. C. Newell, Phys. Rev. A 39, 1828 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (1)

T. K. Gustafson, P. W. Smith, eds., Photonic Switching (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).
[Crossref]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Structure of the nonlinear photonic switching device. A, C, D, and H are control guides; B, E, F, and G are signal guides.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Propagation of the signal field |E| without the control beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Propagation of the signal field |E| with the left control beam.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transmission efficiency as a function of the input signal power (normalized to the optimum signal power) in the case of no control beam.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Transmission efficiency as a function of the input signal power when the control beam is on.

Equations (2)

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E ( x , z , t ) = ( x , z ) exp ( i β k 0 z ω t ) ,
2 i β k 0 z + 2 x 2 + k 0 2 [ n 2 ( x , z , | | 2 ) β 2 ] = 0 ,

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