Numerical analysis of nonlinear coherent couplers exhibiting saturable index changes

L. Thylen, Ewan M Wright, G. I. Stegeman

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Nonlinear directional coherent couplers are analyzed by using the beam-propagation method. The nonlinear media are modeled by using a saturable two-level system response. Coupler structures and excitation conditions to which the coupled-mode approach is not readily applicable are treated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-471
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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