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Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications
Waikoloa, Hawaii United States
August 2, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-773-3
Nonlinear Optics in Fibers (ThC)

Optimal waveguide dimensions for nonlinear interactions

Mark A. Foster, Kevin D. Moll, and Alexander L. Gaeta

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/NLO.2004.ThC2


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Abstract

We determine that the transverse dimensions of cylindrical and rectangular dielectric waveguides with the highest effective nonlinearity are sub-wavelength in size. For a rectangular waveguide, we find an asymmetric cross-section is optimal.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

Citation
M. A. Foster, K. D. Moll, and A. L. Gaeta, " Optimal waveguide dimensions for nonlinear interactions," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ThC2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=NLO-2004-ThC2

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