Variation of the switching power with diffusion length in a nonlinear directional coupler

E. M. Wright, D. R. Heatley, G. I. Stegeman, K. J. Blow

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Abstract

We investigate the variation of the switching power with diffusion length in a nonlinear directional coupler displaying a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity. The predictions of coupled mode theory are compared to results obtained from the beam propagation method and differences between the two are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-392
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1989

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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