All-optical switching and amplification of discrete vector solitons in nonlinear cubic birefringent waveguide arrays

R.A. Vicencio, M.I. Molina and Kivshar Y.S.
OPTICS LETTERS 29, 24 (2004)


We study all-optical switching based on the dynamic properties of discrete vector solitons in waveguide arrays. We employ the concept of polarization mode instability and demonstrate simultaneous switching and amplification of a weak signal by a strong pump of the opposite polarization. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.


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