OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 860–869

Dipole–waveguide coupling in nonlinear systems

K. N. LaFortune and D. G. Hall  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 860-869 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.000860


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (210 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

An analysis of the radiative properties of an electric dipole placed near planar, Kerr-type nonlinear waveguides is presented. Four fundamental geometries are discussed with emphasis on a linear–nonlinear interface and a Fabry–Perot cavity. A comparison is made with a dipole near a linear waveguide for which the interaction with nearby bound modes influences the damping rate and angular distribution of the dipole’s radiation. The magnitude of the influence, which is readily quantified, depends on the properties of the waveguide modes. Unlike its linear counterpart, the nonlinear waveguide supports different modes when pumped at different intensities. Rather than having properties that are fixed at the time of sample fabrication, a dipole near a nonlinear waveguide is found to have a dynamically tunable, intensity-dependent damping rate.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence

Citation
K. N. LaFortune and D. G. Hall, "Dipole–waveguide coupling in nonlinear systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 860-869 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-4-860


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. R. R. Chance, A. Prock, and R. Silbey, “Molecular fluorescence and energy transfer near interfaces,” in Advances in Chemical Physics, I. Prigogine and S. A. Rice, eds. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Vol. 37, pp. 1–65.
  2. A. Sommerfeld, “Uber die ausbreitung der wellen in der drahtlosen telegraphie,” Ann. Phys. Leipz. 28, 665 (1909).
  3. A. Sommerfeld, Partial Differential Equations in Physics (Academic, New York, 1949), Chap. 6.
  4. G. W. Ford and W. H. Weber, “Electromagnetic interactions of molecules with metal surfaces,” Phys. Rep. 113, 195–287 (1984).
  5. A. D. Boardman and P. Egan, “Optically nonlinear waves in thin films,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 319–324 (1986).
  6. G. Stegeman, C. Seaton, J. Ariyasu, R. Wallis, and A. Maradudin, “Nonlinear electromagnetic waves guided by a single interface,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 2453–2459 (1985).
  7. W. Tomlinson, “Surface wave at a nonlinear interface,” Opt. Lett. 5, 323–325 (1980).
  8. W. R. Holland, “Nonlinear guided waves in low-index, self-focusing thin films: transverse electric case,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 1529–1534 (1986).
  9. K. H. Drexhage, “Interaction of light with monomolecular dye layers,” in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1974), Vol. 12, pp. 163–232.
  10. W. Weber and C. Eagen, “Energy transfer from an excited dye molecule to the surface plasmons of an adjacent metal,” Opt. Lett. 4, 236–238 (1979).
  11. P. Worthing, R. Amos, and W. Barnes, “Modification of the spontaneous emission rate of Eu3+ ions embedded within a dielectric layer above a silver mirror,” Phys. Rev. A 59, 865–872 (1999).
  12. T. Durhuus, C. Joergensen, B. Mikkelsen, R. Pedersen, and K. Stubkjaer, “All optical wavelength conversion by SOAs in a Mach–Zehnder configuration,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 6, 53–55 (1994).
  13. D. Maywar, Y. Nakano, and G. Agrawal, “1.31-to-1.55 μm wavelength conversion by optically pumping a distributed feedback amplifier,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 858–860 (2000).
  14. R. Y. Chiao, P. L. Kelley, and E. Garmire, “Electromagnetic interactions of molecules with metal surfaces,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1158 (1966).
  15. G. Carter and Y. Chen, “Nonlinear optical coupling between radiation and confined modes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 42, 643–645 (1983).
  16. F. Lederer, U. Langbein, and H.-E. Ponath, “Nonlinear waves guided by a dielectric slab. I. TE-polarization,” Appl. Phys. B B31, 69–73 (1983).
  17. F. Lederer, U. Langbein, and H.-E. Ponath, “Nonlinear waves guided by a dielectric slab. II. TM-polarization,” Appl. Phys. B B31, 187–190 (1983).
  18. A. D. Boardman and P. Egan, “S-polarized waves in a thin dielectric film asymmetrically bounded by optically nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1701–1713 (1985).
  19. A. Boardman, A. Maradudin, G. Stegeman, T. Twardowski, and E. Wright, “Exact theory of nonlinear p-polarized optical waves,” Phys. Rev. A 35, 1159–1164 (1987).
  20. H. A. Macleod, Thin Film Optical Filters, 2nd ed. (Macmillan, New York, 1986).
  21. A. Kaplan, “Theory of hysteresis reflection and refraction of light at the boundary of a nonlinear medium,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 72, 1710–1726 (1977).
  22. E. D. Palik, ed., Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic, New York, 1985), Vol. 1.
  23. K. Sullivan and D. Hall, “Enhancement and inhibition of electromagnetic radiation in plane-layered media. I. Plane-wave spectrum approach to modeling classical effects,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1149–1159 (1997).
  24. H. Bingler, H. Brunner, M. Klenke, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg, and A. Wokaun, “Enhanced second harmonic generation in a silver-spacer-islands multilayer system,” J. Chem. Phys. 99, 7499–7505 (1993).
  25. R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, New York, 1992), Chap. 4.
  26. Y. J. Chen and G. M. Carter, “Measurement of third order nonlinear susceptibilities by surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 307–309 (1982).
  27. C. F. Bohren and D. R. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1983).
  28. W. R. Holland and D. G. Hall, “Frequency shifts of an electric-dipole resonance near a conducting surface,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 1041–1044 (1984).

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