New Theoretical Developments in Nonlinear Guided Waves: Stability of TE1 Branches

J. Ariyasu, Colin T. Seaton, George I. Stegeman, J. V. Moloney

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We determine the stability of TE1, nonlinear, stationary wave solutions in planar optical waveguides with nonlinear substrate and cladding bounding media. Our numerical scheme involves propagation of the transverse field distribution corresponding to a standing wave solution on the appropriate branch of the nonlinear dispersion curve. The results indicate that large regions on the TE1 branches are unstable. Limited results are also given for a TE2branch with a power threshold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)984-987
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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