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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2002
  • pp: 114–121

Spatio-temporal instabilities for counter-propagating waves in periodic media

J. W. Haus, B. Y. Soon, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, C. M. Bowden, C. Sibilia, and A. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 114-121 (2002)

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Nonlinear evolution of coupled forward and backward fields in a multi-layered film is numerically investigated. We examine the role of longitudinal and transverse modulation instabilities in media of finite length with a homogeneous nonlinear susceptibility χ(3) . The numerical solution of the nonlinear equations by a beam-propagation method that handles backward waves is described.

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(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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Original Manuscript: December 5, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2002
Published: January 28, 2002

Joseph Haus, Boon Yi Soon, Michael Scalora, Mark Bloemer, Charles Bowden, Concita Sibilia, and Alexei Zheltikov, "Spatio-temporal instabilities for counterpropagating waves in periodic media," Opt. Express 10, 114-121 (2002)

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