Generation of slow intense optical solitons in a resonance photonic crystal
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2 Department of Physics, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1, Canada
3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Rd., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G4, Canada
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We demonstrate interesting and previously unforeseen properties of a pair of gap solitons in a resonant photonic crystal which are predicted and explained in a physically transparent form using both analytical and numerical methods. The most important result is the fact that an oscillating gap soliton created by the presence of a localized population inversion inside the crystal can be manipulated by means of a proper choice of bit rate, phase and amplitude modulation. Developing this idea, we are able to obtain qualitatively different regimes of a resonant photonic crystal operation. In particular, a noteworthy observation is that both the delay time and amplitude difference must exceed a certain level to ensure effective control over the soliton dynamics.
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