All-optical discrete vortex switch

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Mark R. Dennis, Albert Ferrando

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We introduce discrete vortex solitons and vortex breathers in circular arrays of nonlinear waveguides. The simplest vortex breather in a four-waveguide coupler is a nonlinear dynamic state changing its topological charge between +1 and -1 periodically during propagation. We find the stability domain for this solution and suggest an all-optical vortex switching scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063822
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume83
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 20 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

switches
vortices
waveguides
couplers
solitary waves
propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

All-optical discrete vortex switch. / Desyatnikov, Anton S.; Dennis, Mark R.; Ferrando, Albert.

In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 83, No. 6, 063822, 20.06.2011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a7f42481ca3e4d5cadbdafb22dbb1ca7,
title = "All-optical discrete vortex switch",
abstract = "We introduce discrete vortex solitons and vortex breathers in circular arrays of nonlinear waveguides. The simplest vortex breather in a four-waveguide coupler is a nonlinear dynamic state changing its topological charge between +1 and -1 periodically during propagation. We find the stability domain for this solution and suggest an all-optical vortex switching scheme.",
author = "Desyatnikov, {Anton S.} and Dennis, {Mark R.} and Albert Ferrando",
year = "2011",
month = "6",
day = "20",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevA.83.063822",
language = "English",
volume = "83",
journal = "Physical Review A",
issn = "1050-2947",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - All-optical discrete vortex switch

AU - Desyatnikov, Anton S.

AU - Dennis, Mark R.

AU - Ferrando, Albert

PY - 2011/6/20

Y1 - 2011/6/20

N2 - We introduce discrete vortex solitons and vortex breathers in circular arrays of nonlinear waveguides. The simplest vortex breather in a four-waveguide coupler is a nonlinear dynamic state changing its topological charge between +1 and -1 periodically during propagation. We find the stability domain for this solution and suggest an all-optical vortex switching scheme.

AB - We introduce discrete vortex solitons and vortex breathers in circular arrays of nonlinear waveguides. The simplest vortex breather in a four-waveguide coupler is a nonlinear dynamic state changing its topological charge between +1 and -1 periodically during propagation. We find the stability domain for this solution and suggest an all-optical vortex switching scheme.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79961080755&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79961080755&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.063822

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.063822

M3 - Article

VL - 83

JO - Physical Review A

JF - Physical Review A

SN - 1050-2947

IS - 6

M1 - 063822

ER -