R. H. Enns, D. E. Edmundson, S. S. Rangnekar, and A. E. Kaplan,
"Optical switching between bistable soliton states: a theoretical
review", Optical and Quantum Electronics. 24, S1295 (1992).
In this paper we summarize what is currently known about optical switching
between bright bistable soliton states in one and higher dimensions. A
guideline to selecting media with appropriate intensity-dependent refractive
indices to support bistable solitary waves is presented. The stability
criterion for robustness of the solitary waves is discussed. Finally, some
methods and numerical examples of optical switching are presented.
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