The effect of diffusion on surface-guided nonlinear TM waves: A finite element approach

A. D. Boardman, T. Twardowski, E. M. Wright

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The influence of diffusion on stationary nonlinear surface-guided TM waves is investigated numerically. Linear media with both positive and negative dielectric functions interfaced to a typical nonlinear medium, and a layered system with a nonlinear substrate, are considered. A detailed description of the finite element method used for solving this problem is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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