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Authors: K. Huybrechts, B. Maes, G. Morthier, R. Baets
Title: Tristable all-optical flip-flop using coupled nonlinear cavities
Format: International Conference Presentation
Publication date: 1/2008
Journal/Conference/Book: IEEE/LEOS Winter topicals
Volume(Issue): TuA1.2 p.16-17
Location: Sorrento, Italy
Internal Reference: [N-684]
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Abstract

We demonstrate symmetry breaking in a multistable system composed of three coupled nonlinear cavities. Using positive pulses it is possible to switch between the asymmetric states, thus resulting in tristable flip-flop behaviour. Coupled-mode theory gives analytical results and precise insight into the intricate dynamical behaviour.

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