Slow-light switching in nonlinear Bragg-grating couplers

Sangwoo Ha, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar
2007 Optics Letters  
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 dispersion-induced broadening of pulses through the formation of gap solitons, to control pulse switching in the coupler, and to tune the propagation velocity.
doi:10.1364/ol.32.001429 pmid:17546144 fatcat:txzszjjuyrdblgwn22j4q5jopq