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Photonic applications of spatial soliton switches
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Paper Abstract

A novel switch is introduced which has the capability of interconnecting 1 input channel to N output channels in a single device, without crosstalk. It is based on the unique properties of spatial solitons which propagate without diffracting in space and create index channels which can be used to guide signals at the same or different frequencies. Angular scanning of the soliton channels is achieved by chirping the phase of the input wavefront. Some properties of the switch and the initial demonstration of soliton scanning in an AlGaAs planar waveguide at 1550 nm are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2481, Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212720
Show Author Affiliations
George I. Stegeman, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Pavel V. Mamyshev, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
William Eugene Torruellas, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Alain Villeneuve, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
J. Stewart Aitchison, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2481:
Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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