All-optical switching in a nonlinear resonator

Mcdonald, GS ORCID: 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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Modern Optics
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0950-0340
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Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 11:42
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:08

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