Abstract

We show numerically that a solitonlike propagation behavior in a self-focusing nonlinear fiber array can be used for efficient optical switching. Initial phase modulation of only five fibers is used for switching control.

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1993 (1)

Yu. S. Kivshar, Opt. Lett 18, 1147 (1993); Phys. Lett. A 173, 172 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, R. Muschall, F. Lederer, Opt. Commun. 89, 473 (1992).
[Crossref]

1991 (1)

1990 (1)

J. C. Eilbeck, R. Flesh, Phys. Lett. A 149, 200 (1990).
[Crossref]

1988 (3)

1983 (1)

A. C. Scott, L. Macneil, Phys. Lett. A 98, 87 (1983).
[Crossref]

Christodoulides, D. N.

Eilbeck, J. C.

J. C. Eilbeck, R. Flesh, Phys. Lett. A 149, 200 (1990).
[Crossref]

Feddersen, H.

H. Feddersen, in Proceedings of the Seventh Interdisciplinary Workshop on Nonlinear Coherent Structures in Physics and Biology, M. Remiossenet, M. Peyard, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), p. 159.
[Crossref]

Finlayson, N.

See, for instance,G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Flesh, R.

J. C. Eilbeck, R. Flesh, Phys. Lett. A 149, 200 (1990).
[Crossref]

Joseph, R. I.

Kivshar, Yu. S.

Yu. S. Kivshar, Opt. Lett 18, 1147 (1993); Phys. Lett. A 173, 172 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lederer, F.

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, R. Muschall, F. Lederer, Opt. Commun. 89, 473 (1992).
[Crossref]

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 16, 294 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Macneil, L.

A. C. Scott, L. Macneil, Phys. Lett. A 98, 87 (1983).
[Crossref]

Muschall, R.

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, R. Muschall, F. Lederer, Opt. Commun. 89, 473 (1992).
[Crossref]

Schmidt-Hattenberger, C.

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, R. Muschall, F. Lederer, Opt. Commun. 89, 473 (1992).
[Crossref]

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 16, 294 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Scott, A. C.

A. C. Scott, L. Macneil, Phys. Lett. A 98, 87 (1983).
[Crossref]

Seaton, C. T.

See, for instance,G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Stegeman, G. I.

See, for instance,G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

S. Trillo, S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 13, 672 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Trillo, S.

Trutschel, U.

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, R. Muschall, F. Lederer, Opt. Commun. 89, 473 (1992).
[Crossref]

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 16, 294 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wabnitz, S.

Wright, E. M.

S. Trillo, S. Wabnitz, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 13, 672 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

See, for instance,G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Zanoni, R.

See, for instance,G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

See, for instance,G. I. Stegeman, E. M. Wright, N. Finlayson, R. Zanoni, C. T. Seaton, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 953 (1988).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

C. Schmidt-Hattenberger, U. Trutschel, R. Muschall, F. Lederer, Opt. Commun. 89, 473 (1992).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett (1)

Yu. S. Kivshar, Opt. Lett 18, 1147 (1993); Phys. Lett. A 173, 172 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Lett. A (2)

A. C. Scott, L. Macneil, Phys. Lett. A 98, 87 (1983).
[Crossref]

J. C. Eilbeck, R. Flesh, Phys. Lett. A 149, 200 (1990).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

H. Feddersen, in Proceedings of the Seventh Interdisciplinary Workshop on Nonlinear Coherent Structures in Physics and Biology, M. Remiossenet, M. Peyard, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), p. 159.
[Crossref]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Nonlinear circular fiber array.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Propagation of the solitonlike excitation profile across an optical fiber array for initial phases k = −0.3, k = 0, and k = 0.5.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Propagation of the solitonlike excitation profile across an optical fiber array for initial phase k = −1.7

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fiber number of output channels containing the intensity maximum versus phase k (circles); the dashed line gives the average fiber number, and the solid line gives the position of the intensity maximum in the continuous case.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Intensity maxima (circles) and average intensity (solid line) in each output channel versus phase k; the dashed line shows to the input intensity in the central signal channel.

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- i d d ζ b n ( ζ ) = b n + 1 ( ζ ) + b n - 1 ( ζ ) + | b n ( ζ ) | 2 b n ( ζ ) ,
b n { A sech [ A / 2 ( n - n c ) ] exp [ - i k ( n - n c ) ] n - n c = 0 , ± 1 , ± 2 0 otherwise ,

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