All-optical switching in a nonlinear resonator
Mcdonald, GS and Firth, WJ 1990, 'All-optical switching in a nonlinear resonator' , Journal of Modern Optics, 37 (4) , pp. 613-626.
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In this paper we consider some features of all-optical switching in a unidirectional ring cavity which is partially filled with a fast and saturably nonlinear medium. A comparative study of cross-talk for both signs of nonlinearity, in a two pixel (whole-beam switching) configuration, is made. A particular interaction modulation is discovered for two beams in the self-defocusing case. For self-focusing media, results are extended by consideration of large (part-beam switched) solitary arrays. Prescribed binary patterns may be stably encoded in a single cavity transit which is in sharp contrast to the hundreds of transits required for spontaneous stabilisation. These patterns are seen to be stable over thousands of transits.
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Modern Optics|
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Depositing User:||GS McDonald|
|Date Deposited:||14 Oct 2011 11:42|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:14|
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