Abstract

We predict that solitary waves of dispersive type II second-harmonic generation may experience large uniform nonlinear polarization rotations. The nonlinear medium followed by a polarization analyzer permits undistorted all-optical switching of pulses controlled by the input polarization.

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  2. R. De Salvo, D. J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, G. I. Stegeman, E. W. VanStryland, H. Vanherzeele, Opt. Lett. 17, 28 (1992).
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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1996 (1)

W. E. Torruellas, G. Assanto, B. L. Lawrence, R. A. Fuerst, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1449 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (5)

G. Assanto, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2120 (1995); G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 20, 1595 (1995); L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995); Opt. Commun. 119, 163 (1995).A. Kobyakov, U. Peschel, R. Mushall, G. Assanto, V. P. Torchigin, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 20, 1686 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. E. Pelinovsky, A. V. Buryak, Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. V. Steblina, Y. S. Kivshar, M. Lisak, B. A. Malomed, Opt. Commun. 118, 345 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. T. Tran, Opt. Commun. 118, 581 (1995).
[CrossRef]

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (2)

1992 (1)

1974 (1)

Y. N. Karamzin, A. P. Sukhorukov, JETP Lett. 20, 339 (1974);Sov. Phys. JETP 41, 3275 (1974) 414.

1967 (1)

L. A. Ostrovsky, JETP Lett. 5, 272 (1967).

Assanto, G.

W. E. Torruellas, G. Assanto, B. L. Lawrence, R. A. Fuerst, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1449 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Assanto, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2120 (1995); G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 20, 1595 (1995); L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995); Opt. Commun. 119, 163 (1995).A. Kobyakov, U. Peschel, R. Mushall, G. Assanto, V. P. Torchigin, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 20, 1686 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buryak, A. V.

De Salvo, R.

Fuerst, R. A.

W. E. Torruellas, G. Assanto, B. L. Lawrence, R. A. Fuerst, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1449 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hagan, D. J.

G. Assanto, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2120 (1995); G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 20, 1595 (1995); L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995); Opt. Commun. 119, 163 (1995).A. Kobyakov, U. Peschel, R. Mushall, G. Assanto, V. P. Torchigin, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 20, 1686 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. De Salvo, D. J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, G. I. Stegeman, E. W. VanStryland, H. Vanherzeele, Opt. Lett. 17, 28 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Karamzin, Y. N.

Y. N. Karamzin, A. P. Sukhorukov, JETP Lett. 20, 339 (1974);Sov. Phys. JETP 41, 3275 (1974) 414.

Kivshar, Y. S.

D. E. Pelinovsky, A. V. Buryak, Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. V. Steblina, Y. S. Kivshar, M. Lisak, B. A. Malomed, Opt. Commun. 118, 345 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Buryak, Y. S. Kivshar, Opt. Lett. 19, 1612 (1994); Phys. Lett. A 197, 407 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lawrence, B. L.

W. E. Torruellas, G. Assanto, B. L. Lawrence, R. A. Fuerst, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1449 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Lisak, M.

V. V. Steblina, Y. S. Kivshar, M. Lisak, B. A. Malomed, Opt. Commun. 118, 345 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Malomed, B. A.

V. V. Steblina, Y. S. Kivshar, M. Lisak, B. A. Malomed, Opt. Commun. 118, 345 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Menyuk, C. R.

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. R. Menyuk, R. Schiek, L. Torner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2434 (1994); L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, G. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 19, 1615 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ostrovsky, L. A.

L. A. Ostrovsky, JETP Lett. 5, 272 (1967).

Pelinovsky, D. E.

D. E. Pelinovsky, A. V. Buryak, Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schiek, R.

Sheik-Bahae, M.

Steblina, V. V.

V. V. Steblina, Y. S. Kivshar, M. Lisak, B. A. Malomed, Opt. Commun. 118, 345 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G. I.

W. E. Torruellas, G. Assanto, B. L. Lawrence, R. A. Fuerst, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1449 (1996).
[CrossRef]

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. De Salvo, D. J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, G. I. Stegeman, E. W. VanStryland, H. Vanherzeele, Opt. Lett. 17, 28 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Sukhorukov, A. P.

Y. N. Karamzin, A. P. Sukhorukov, JETP Lett. 20, 339 (1974);Sov. Phys. JETP 41, 3275 (1974) 414.

Torner, L.

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. R. Menyuk, R. Schiek, L. Torner, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2434 (1994); L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, G. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 19, 1615 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Torruellas, W. E.

W. E. Torruellas, G. Assanto, B. L. Lawrence, R. A. Fuerst, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1449 (1996).
[CrossRef]

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tran, H. T.

H. T. Tran, Opt. Commun. 118, 581 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Vanherzeele, H.

VanStryland, E. W.

G. Assanto, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2120 (1995); G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 20, 1595 (1995); L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995); Opt. Commun. 119, 163 (1995).A. Kobyakov, U. Peschel, R. Mushall, G. Assanto, V. P. Torchigin, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 20, 1686 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. De Salvo, D. J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, G. I. Stegeman, E. W. VanStryland, H. Vanherzeele, Opt. Lett. 17, 28 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

G. Assanto, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2120 (1995); G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 20, 1595 (1995); L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995); Opt. Commun. 119, 163 (1995).A. Kobyakov, U. Peschel, R. Mushall, G. Assanto, V. P. Torchigin, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 20, 1686 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

G. Assanto, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2120 (1995); G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 20, 1595 (1995); L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1749 (1995); Opt. Commun. 119, 163 (1995).A. Kobyakov, U. Peschel, R. Mushall, G. Assanto, V. P. Torchigin, F. Lederer, Opt. Lett. 20, 1686 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. Torruellas, G. Assanto, B. L. Lawrence, R. A. Fuerst, G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 1449 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

JETP Lett. (2)

Y. N. Karamzin, A. P. Sukhorukov, JETP Lett. 20, 339 (1974);Sov. Phys. JETP 41, 3275 (1974) 414.

L. A. Ostrovsky, JETP Lett. 5, 272 (1967).

Opt. Commun. (2)

V. V. Steblina, Y. S. Kivshar, M. Lisak, B. A. Malomed, Opt. Commun. 118, 345 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. T. Tran, Opt. Commun. 118, 581 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

D. E. Pelinovsky, A. V. Buryak, Y. S. Kivshar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995); R. Schiek, Y. Baek, G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of soliton switching induced by nonlinear polarization rotation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Soliton FF energy transmission versus the angular deviation θ from symmetrical excitation for mismatches δk = −10 (solid curve) and δk = −20 (dashed curve) and a sample length ξL = L/zd = 5.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Poincaré sphere representation of the trajectory followed by the output polarization (at soliton peak) as the input imbalance Q is varied. (b) FF phase evolutions for symmetric input [point A in (a)] or excitation at θ = 5 deg [point B in (a)]. Here ξL = 7 and δk = −10.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fractional FF intensity profiles transmitted after a linear polarization analyzer versus the input imbalance Q.

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i σ j u j ξ + β j 2 2 u j η 2 + u 3 u 3 - j * = 0 ,             j = 1 , 2 , i σ 3 u 3 ξ + β 3 2 2 u 3 η 2 + σ 3 δ k u 1 + u 1 u 2 = 0 ,
i a 1 ζ + β 1 a 1 ρ ρ - c 1 a 1 + a 3 a 2 * = 0 , i σ 2 a 2 ζ + β 2 a 2 ρ ρ - c 2 a 2 + a 3 a 1 * = 0 , i σ 3 a 3 ζ + β 3 a 3 ρ ρ - c 3 a 3 + a 1 a 2 = 0 ,
L = - 1 2 - d ρ 2 a 1 a 2 a 3 - m = 1 3 β m a m ρ ρ 2 + c m a m 2 ,
L r = 1 2 π 2 m = 1 3 A m 2 ( c m + ν m ) ν m - π ν A 1 A 2 A 3 ,
3 ν 1 2 + ν 1 ν 2 + ν 1 ν 3 + ν 3 + ν 1 - ν 2 = 0 , 3 ν 2 2 + ν 1 ν 2 + ν 2 ν 3 + c 2 ( ν 1 + ν 2 - ν 3 ) = 0 , 3 ν 3 2 + ν 1 ν 3 + ν 2 ν 3 + c 3 ( ν 3 - ν 2 - ν 1 ) = 0 ,
A j ( c j + ν 1 ) ν - A 3 A 3 - j 2 ν j = 0 ,             j = 1 , 2 ; A 3 ( c 3 + ν 3 ) ν - A 1 A 2 2 ν 3 = 0.

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