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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 24, Issue 11, pp S1237–S1267 | Cite as

Soliton switching in nonlinear couplers

  • M. Romagnoli
  • S. Trillo
  • S. Wabnitz
Invited Paper

Abstract

We present a theoretical overview of soliton switching phenomena in two-mode nonlinear couplers. By complementing numerical studies with perturbative or exact solitary wave solutions, one finds that nonlinear Schrödinger or sine-Gordon solitons tend to maintain their identity in the coupled systems. Moreover, the coupling itself may originate novel vector solitary waves, such as gap solitons in periodic media. The switching dynamics in the presence of dissipative perturbations such as linear gain or intrapulse Raman scattering is also discussed.

Keywords

Soliton Coupler Solitary Wave Wave Solution Couple System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Romagnoli
    • 1
  • S. Trillo
    • 1
  • S. Wabnitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione Ugo BordoniRomeItaly

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