Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Temporal soliton switching in a rectangular nonlinear directional coupler

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

We address the theory of temporal soliton switching in a planar geometry directional coupler constructed from silica and doped silica glass and operating at the central wavelength of 1.55 µm, significant for erbium-doped amplification. We formulate the field in the coupler in terms of the supermodes of the total structure and take account of the two transverse dimensions of the rectangular channels. In the case of the weak coupling between channels consistent with elimination of pulse breakup, the effect of the fields in the outer corner regions of the channels results in a switching intensity that differs significantly from that derived from coupled-mode theory on the basis of a slab model of the coupler.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Nonlinear directional coupler in periodically poled lithium niobate

R. Schiek, L. Friedrich, H. Fang, G. I. Stegeman, K. R. Parameswaran, M.-H. Chou, and M. M. Fejer
Opt. Lett. 24(22) 1617-1619 (1999)

Influence of intermodal dispersion on the switching of solitons at different wavelengths in twin-core fiber couplers

Carlos R. Paiva, António L. Topa, and Afonso M. Barbosa
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(10) 1636-1641 (1999)

Directional coupler with soliton-induced waveguides

Song Lan, Eugenio DelRe, Zhigang Chen, Ming-feng Shih, and Mordechai Segev
Opt. Lett. 24(7) 475-477 (1999)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (54)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved