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Opt Lett. 2004 Dec 15;29(24):2905-7.

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

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Departamento de FĂ­sica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 653, Santiago, Chile. rodrigov@fisica.ciencias.uchile.cl

Abstract

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.

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