WIAS Preprint No. 2298, (2016)

Efficient all-optical control of solitons


  • Pickartz, Sabrina
  • Bandelow, Uwe
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3677-2347
  • Amiranashvili, Shalva
    ORCID: 0000-0002-8132-882X

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 78A60 35Q60 70H11

2010 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.65.-k, 42.81.Dp, 05.45.Yv, 03.65.Nk


  • Champion solitons, All-optical switching, Extreme events, Soliton perturbation theory, Event horizons




We consider the phenomenon of an optical soliton controlled (eg. amplified) by a much weaker second pulse which is efficiently scattered at the soliton. An important problem in this context is to quantify the small range of parameters at which the interaction takes place. This has been achieved by using adiabatic ODEs for the soliton characteristics, which is much faster than an empirical scan of the full propagation equations for all parameters in question.

Appeared in

  • Opt. Quantum Electron., (2016) pp. 503/1--503/7.

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