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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1992
  • pp: 1244–1251

Scaling rules for transverse magnetic waves propagating in nonlinear thin-film optical waveguides

Marie Fontaine  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1244-1251 (1992)

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For TM-polarized waves, a mode power measure is applied to characterize nonlinear thin-film optical waveguides in an approach analogous to that we recently proposed for TE-polarized waves. For design conditions in which all the guided waves are induced by the nonlinearity of the film, we study how the power level threshold needed for wave propagation differs between the TE and the TM modes of polarization. Since our description is based on universal parameters, our results are applicable to different geometries of waveguides through simple scaling rules.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 22, 1991
Published: March 20, 1992

Marie Fontaine, "Scaling rules for transverse magnetic waves propagating in nonlinear thin-film optical waveguides," Appl. Opt. 31, 1244-1251 (1992)

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