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 ~2.5:1. The contrast of the switch increased to 4:1 when a soliton was used to drag a nonsoliton, weak beam.

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Stegeman, G. I.

Torres-Cisneros, G. E.

Vogel, E. M.

Vysloukh, V. A.

Wagner, K.

Weiner, A. M.

Zakharov, V. E.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup: L’s, lenses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output beam profiles of the TE soliton with (solid curves) and without (dashed curves) the TM control soliton, for several different power ratios.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Signal beam transmitted through the pinhole, represented by the detector voltage, as a pump beam is modulated by the chopper rotating at approximately 400 rpm. Peaks and valleys represent the pump beam on and off, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Output beam profile of Te solitons with (w/TM) and without (w/o TM) the TM soliton; (b) the output beam profile of TM soliton with (w/TE) and without (w/o TE) the TE soliton.

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