(Invited Paper)

Discrete Solitions: switching light with light

R. Morandotti

INRS-EMT, Varennes, Canada, J3X 1S2. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

H.S. Eisenberg

University of California, Department of Physics, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA

D. Mandelik, Y. Silberberg

Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 76100.

M. Sorel , C. R. Stanley

Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 8QQ

and J. S. Aitchison

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G4


Manuscript received August 5, 2006

Revised November 22, 2006



Optical discrete solitons possess several fascinating dynamical properties. Taking advantage of the way in which the light interact with a periodic optical potential, several ultrafast, all-optical switching mechanisms, based on the use of uniform and non uniform waveguides arrays, can be proposed and realized.



Keywords: soliton, photonics switching


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