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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2499–2516

Analyzing multilayer optical waveguide with all nonlinear layers

Chih-Wen Kuo, Shih-Yuan Chen, Mao-Hsiung Chen, Chih-Fu Chang, and Yaw-Dong Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2499-2516 (2007)

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We propose a general method for analyzing a multilayer optical waveguide with all nonlinear layers. This general method can be degenerated into some special cases, such as symmetric or asymmetric nonlinear optical waveguide structures, the intensity-dependent refractive index with self-focusing nonlinear medium, hollow waveguides, and multilayer systems. Based on this general method, the analysis and calculation of complicated multilayer optical planar waveguides can be achieved easily. The analytical and numerical results show excellent agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Chih-Wen Kuo, Shih-Yuan Chen, Mao-Hsiung Chen, Chih-Fu Chang, and Yaw-Dong Wu, "Analyzing multilayer optical waveguide with all nonlinear layers," Opt. Express 15, 2499-2516 (2007)

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