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All-optical switching based on spatial solitons in AlGaAs
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A all-optical switching devices based on ultrafast bound- electronic nonlinearity have the potential to perform signal processing and routing at a speed in excess of 1 Thz. So far, AlGaAs operating at wavelength below half the band gap has been found to be one of the best materials for demonstrating and testing such devices and device concepts. A bright spatial soliton is a non-diffracting self-guided beam which exists due to an interplay between the self- focusing nonlinearity and the linear diffraction. In this talk, we will experimentally demonstrate all-optical switching based on spatial soliton dragging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243097
Show Author Affiliations
Jin Ung Kang, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
George I. Stegeman, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
J. Stewart Aitchison, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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