Guided waves with unique, power-dependent properties arise when one or more of the media bounding a guiding film exhibits an intensity-dependent refractive index. Previous theoretical work on this problem has been based on a formalism limited to Kerr-type nonlinear media in which the change in refractive index is quadratic in the optical field. Here, a recently reported formalism is used to investigate nonlinear guided wave solutions in more realistic material systems. It is shown numerically that saturation of the optically induced change in the refractive index can dramatically alter, and in some cases eliminate, the more interesting power-dependent features of the solutions. Nonlinear wave solutions are also investigated for a larger class of media characterized by refractive indexes which depend on the optical field raised to some arbitrary power.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)