Volume 118, Number 3, May 2017
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||11 July 2017|
Bidirectional all-optical switches based on highly nonlinear optical fibers
1 State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, School of Science P. O. Box 122, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications - Beijing 100876, China
2 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100190, China
Received: 5 May 2017
Accepted: 21 June 2017
All-optical switches have become one of the research focuses of nonlinear optics due to their fast switching speed. They have been applied in such fields as ultrafast optics, all-optical communication and all-optical networks. In this paper, based on symbolic computation, bidirectional all-optical switches are presented using analytic two-soliton solutions. Various types of soliton interactions are analyzed through choosing the different parameters of high-order dispersion and nonlinearity. Results indicate that bidirectional all-optical switches can be effectively achieved using highly nonlinear optical fibers.
PACS: 42.65.Tg – Optical solitons; nonlinear guided waves / 42.81.Dp – Propagation, scattering, and losses; solitons
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