Nonlinear thin-film guided waves in non-Kerr media

G. I. Stegeman, J. Ariyasu, C. T. Seaton, T. P. Shen, J. V. Moloney

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The power-dependent wave vector is calculated for nonlinear waves guided by a thin film bounded by media whose dielectric constant varies as some arbitrary power of the optical field or saturates at high powers. The effect of such non-Kerr-like nonlinearities on the power-dependent wave vector and field distributions is given for a number of potential devices proposed earlier for Kerr-like media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1254-1256
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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    Stegeman, G. I., Ariyasu, J., Seaton, C. T., Shen, T. P., & Moloney, J. V. (1985). Nonlinear thin-film guided waves in non-Kerr media. Applied Physics Letters, 47(12), 1254-1256.