OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.001244


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (963 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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

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

Citation
Marie Fontaine, "Scaling rules for transverse magnetic waves propagating in nonlinear thin-film optical waveguides," Appl. Opt. 31, 1244-1251 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-9-1244


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. Th. Peschel, P. Dannberg, U. Langbein, F. Lederer, “Investigation of optical tunneling through nonlinear films,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 29–36 (1988). [CrossRef]
  2. P. Li, Kam Wa, P. N. Robson, J. S. Roberts, M. A. Pate, J. P. R. David, “All-optical switching between modes of a GaAs/GaAlAs multiple quantum well waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2013–2014 (1988). [CrossRef]
  3. M. Fontaine, “Scaling rules for nonlinear thin film optical waveguides,” Appl. Opt. 29, 3891–3899 (1990). We would like to mention to the reader that expressions (29) and (30) of Ref. 3 used to generate the normalized power curves P/P0 in the TE-polarization mode were obtained by defining P as the power per unit of length, and not as the mean power per unit of length. Consequently, the factor 1/2 in definition (28) of P in Ref. 3 must be dropped. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. S. Chelkowski, J. Chrostowski, “Scaling rules for slab waveguides with nonlinear substrate,” Appl. Opt. 26, 3681–3686 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. Boardman, P. Egan, “Optically nonlinear waves in thin films,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 319–324 (1986). [CrossRef]
  6. K. Hayata, M. Nagai, M. Koshiba, “Finite-element formalism for nonlinear slab-guides waves,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 36, 1207–1215 (1988). [CrossRef]
  7. M. Fontaine, “Universal dispersion and power curves for transverse magnetic waves propagating in slab waveguides with a nonlinear self-focusing substrate,” J. Appl. Phys. 69, 2826–2834 (1991). [CrossRef]
  8. H. Kogelnik, V. Ramaswamy, “Scaling rules for thin-film optical waveguides,” Appl. Opt. 13, 1857–1862 (1974). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited