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Slow-light switching in nonlinear Bragg-grating couplers

Ha, Sangwoo; Sukhorukov, Andrey; Kivshar, Yuri

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We study propagation and switching of slow-light pulses in nonlinear couplers with phase-shifted Bragg gratings. We demonstrate that power-controlled nonlinear self-action of light can be used to compensate for dispersion-induced broadening of pulses through the formation of gap solitons, to control pulse switching in the coupler, and to tune the propagation velocity.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-06-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/101745
Source: Optics Letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.32.001429
Access Rights: Open Access

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