Fill-wave vector Maxwell equation modeling of the self-focusing of ultrashort optical pulses in a nonlinear Kerr medium exhibiting a finite response time

Richard W Ziolkowski, Justin B. Judkins

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Abstract

This paper presents a nonlinear finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) algorithm for solutions of the combined full-wave vector Maxwell and medium-χNL model equations, obtained in the analysis of femtosecond pulse propagation in a nonlinear Kerr medium exhibiting a finite response time. Applications to modeling nonlinear optical devices such as waveguides, directional couplers, and optical switches are discussed. The cost-effectiveness of the method is noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-198
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1993

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self focusing
Maxwell equation
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