Using mW light beams to generate spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, all-optical switching/logic can be performed on a signal launched in the soliton-induced waveguides. Through the collisional behavior of solitons in a nonlocal medium, the signal can be steered in angle and output position. A power-dependent X junction, AND, and NOR gates are demonstrated. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.

All-optical switching and logic gating with spatial solitons in liquid crystals / Marco, Peccianti; Conti, Claudio; Gaetano, Assanto; Antonio De, Luca; Cesare, Umeton. - In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0003-6951. - STAMPA. - 81:18(2002), pp. 3335-3337. [10.1063/1.1519101]

All-optical switching and logic gating with spatial solitons in liquid crystals

CONTI, CLAUDIO;
2002

Abstract

Using mW light beams to generate spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, all-optical switching/logic can be performed on a signal launched in the soliton-induced waveguides. Through the collisional behavior of solitons in a nonlocal medium, the signal can be steered in angle and output position. A power-dependent X junction, AND, and NOR gates are demonstrated. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.
all-optical switch; liquid crystals; nonlinear optics; nonlinear waves; solitons
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All-optical switching and logic gating with spatial solitons in liquid crystals / Marco, Peccianti; Conti, Claudio; Gaetano, Assanto; Antonio De, Luca; Cesare, Umeton. - In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0003-6951. - STAMPA. - 81:18(2002), pp. 3335-3337. [10.1063/1.1519101]
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