Ultra-sharp soliton switching in a directional coupler

T.P. Valkering, J.W. van Honschoten, Hugo Hoekstra

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By a numerical investigation it is shown that a directional coupler, described by two linearly coupled non-linear Schro¨dinger equations, can be used to construct a soliton switch with an extremely narrow transition region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalOptics communications
Issue number159
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 1999


  • EWI-21564
  • METIS-129108
  • IR-58904

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