Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally that spatial solitons in AlGaAs slab waveguides can be deflected by an electronically induced prism. We also show that a weak signal beam can be guided and steered by the solitons, thus demonstrating the feasibility of a dynamically reconfigurable optical interconnect.

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J. U. Kang, C. J. Hamiton, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1363 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Aitchison, D. C. Hutchings, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and A. Villeneuve, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 341 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3699 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995

G. I. Stegeman, P. Mamyshev, W. Torruellas, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison, Proc. SPIE 2481, 270 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993

1992

J. S. Aitchison, K. Al-Hemyari, C. N. Ironside, R. S. Grant, and W. Sibbet, Electron. Lett. 28, 1879 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1990

1985

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 55, 201 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1972

V. E. Zakharov and A. B. Shabat, Sov. Phys. JETP 34, 62 (1972).

Aitchison, J. S.

J. U. Kang, C. J. Hamiton, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1363 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Aitchison, D. C. Hutchings, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and A. Villeneuve, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 341 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3699 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. I. Stegeman, P. Mamyshev, W. Torruellas, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison, Proc. SPIE 2481, 270 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Aitchison, K. Al-Hemyari, C. N. Ironside, R. S. Grant, and W. Sibbet, Electron. Lett. 28, 1879 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Aitchison, A. M. Weiner, Y. Silberberg, M. K. Oliver, J. L. Jackel, D. E. Leaird, E. M. Vogel, and P. W. E. Smith, Opt. Lett. 15, 471 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Akhmediev, N.

J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3699 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Al-Hemyari, K.

J. S. Aitchison, K. Al-Hemyari, C. N. Ironside, R. S. Grant, and W. Sibbet, Electron. Lett. 28, 1879 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Barthelemy, A.

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 55, 201 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Froehly, C.

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 55, 201 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Grant, R. S.

J. S. Aitchison, K. Al-Hemyari, C. N. Ironside, R. S. Grant, and W. Sibbet, Electron. Lett. 28, 1879 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hamiton, C. J.

J. U. Kang, C. J. Hamiton, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1363 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hutchings, D. C.

J. S. Aitchison, D. C. Hutchings, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and A. Villeneuve, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 341 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ironside, C. N.

J. S. Aitchison, K. Al-Hemyari, C. N. Ironside, R. S. Grant, and W. Sibbet, Electron. Lett. 28, 1879 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jackel, J. L.

Kang, J. U.

J. S. Aitchison, D. C. Hutchings, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and A. Villeneuve, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 341 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. U. Kang, C. J. Hamiton, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1363 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3699 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leaird, D. E.

Mamyshev, P.

G. I. Stegeman, P. Mamyshev, W. Torruellas, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison, Proc. SPIE 2481, 270 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Maneuf, S.

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 55, 201 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Menyuk, C. R.

Oliver, M. K.

Shabat, A. B.

V. E. Zakharov and A. B. Shabat, Sov. Phys. JETP 34, 62 (1972).

Sibbet, W.

J. S. Aitchison, K. Al-Hemyari, C. N. Ironside, R. S. Grant, and W. Sibbet, Electron. Lett. 28, 1879 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

Smith, P. W. E.

Stegeman, G. I.

J. U. Kang, C. J. Hamiton, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1363 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Aitchison, D. C. Hutchings, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and A. Villeneuve, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 341 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3699 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. I. Stegeman, P. Mamyshev, W. Torruellas, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison, Proc. SPIE 2481, 270 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Torruellas, W.

G. I. Stegeman, P. Mamyshev, W. Torruellas, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison, Proc. SPIE 2481, 270 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Villeneuve, A.

J. S. Aitchison, D. C. Hutchings, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and A. Villeneuve, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 341 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. I. Stegeman, P. Mamyshev, W. Torruellas, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison, Proc. SPIE 2481, 270 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Vogel, E. M.

Weiner, A. M.

Zakharov, V. E.

V. E. Zakharov and A. B. Shabat, Sov. Phys. JETP 34, 62 (1972).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

J. U. Kang, C. J. Hamiton, J. S. Aitchison, and G. I. Stegeman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1363 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

J. S. Aitchison, K. Al-Hemyari, C. N. Ironside, R. S. Grant, and W. Sibbet, Electron. Lett. 28, 1879 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

J. S. Aitchison, D. C. Hutchings, J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, and A. Villeneuve, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 341 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 55, 201 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. U. Kang, G. I. Stegeman, J. S. Aitchison, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3699 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. SPIE

G. I. Stegeman, P. Mamyshev, W. Torruellas, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison, Proc. SPIE 2481, 270 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP

V. E. Zakharov and A. B. Shabat, Sov. Phys. JETP 34, 62 (1972).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Top view of the soliton sample, showing a typical electrode (shaded area) and deflected (solid line) and undeflected (dashed line) spatial solitons.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Diffracted beam and soliton line scan.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Line scan showing the deflection and guiding of a weak signal beam inside a spatial soliton.

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