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Switching dynamics of spatial solitary wave pixels

Mcdonald, GS and Firth, WJ 1993, 'Switching dynamics of spatial solitary wave pixels' , Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 10 (6) , pp. 1081-1089.

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Abstract

Separatrices and scaling laws in the switching dynamics of spatial solitary wave pixels are investigated. We show that the dynamics in the full model are similar to those in the plane-wave limit. Switching features may be indicated and explained by the motion of the (complex) solitary wave amplitude in the phase plane. We report generalization, into the domain of transverse effects, of the pulse area theorem for the switching process and a logarithmic law for the transient dynamics. We also consider, for what is the first time to our knowledge, phase-encoded address of solitary pixels and find that a near-square-wave temporal switching pattern is permitted without (transverse) cross switching.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Optical Society of America B
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0740-3224
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Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 11:02
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:14
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18349

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