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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1987
  • pp: 564–566

Effect of carrier diffusion on the nonlinear response of optical waveguides

Wayne M. Gibbons and Dror Sarid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 564-566 (1987)

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Using a self-consistent numerical method, we calculate the carrier-density-dependent changes in the propagation constant of a TE mode in a symmetric slab semiconductor waveguide. By modeling the nonlinearity with the plasma theory, the effect of transverse carrier diffusion on the nonlinear response of a waveguide is investigated for typical waveguide parameters.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 25, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 1986
Published: August 1, 1987

Wayne M. Gibbons and Dror Sarid, "Effect of carrier diffusion on the nonlinear response of optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 12, 564-566 (1987)

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