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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1595–1599

Light scattering by nonlinear cylindrical multilayer structures

Ali Mirzaei, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Nina A. Zharova, and Ilya V. Shadrivov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 1595-1599 (2014)

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We study light scattering by cylindrical multilayer structures containing Kerr-type nonlinear materials. We develop a new semi-analytical method for solving such nonlinear problems by reducing the original 2D system by a 1D nonlinear Helmholtz equation. We apply our method for the case of wave scattering by the core-shell metal-dielectric nanowire and show that the nonlinearity allows us to control scattering cross section, which in the resonant regime demonstrates optical bistability. We compare our method with the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) approach and find that the new approach is accurate and is 105 times faster and more numerically robust than the FDTD.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2014
Published: June 19, 2014

Ali Mirzaei, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Nina A. Zharova, and Ilya V. Shadrivov, "Light scattering by nonlinear cylindrical multilayer structures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1595-1599 (2014)

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