Paper A18

Complementary Pairs of Dark and Bright Optical Pulses Obtained by Induced Switching at a Nonlinear Interface

N. Nikolaev, A. Dreischuh, S. Dinev


An Experimentally simple scheme is proposed for obtaining complementary pairs of dark and bright pulses of adjustable width and contrast. The performance is based on a control-pulse disturbed total internal reflection of a probe beam at a nonlinear interface. The scheme seems attractive for generating of ultrashort dark/bright pulses in a broad range of wavelengths.