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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1999
  • pp: 96–102

Nonlinear dynamics of circular-grating distributed-feedback semiconductor devices

K. J. Kasunic and E. M. Wright  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 96-102 (1999)

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We report numerical results for the spatiotemporal dynamics of circular-grating distributed-feedback devices with an intensity-dependent refractive index. For the specific geometry and range of variables considered, we find that modulational instabilities do not propagate in these structures. This is due to the 1/r intensity distribution associated with cylindrical waves, which reduces the effectiveness of the self- and cross-phase-modulation nonlinearities.

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OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

K. J. Kasunic and E. M. Wright, "Nonlinear dynamics of circular-grating distributed-feedback semiconductor devices," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 96-102 (1999)

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