14 June 1996 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.
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Jin Ung Kang, George I. Stegeman, J. Stewart Aitchison, "All-optical switching based on spatial solitons in AlGaAs", Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243097; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.243097


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