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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 419–421

Nonlinear directional coupler with a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity

D. R. Heatley, E. M. Wright, J. Ehrlich, and G. I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 419-421 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000419


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Abstract

We present numerical results showing the effects of a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity on the switching characteristics of a nonlinear directional coupler. It is found that switching can still occur even when the diffusion length is equal to the waveguide separation but that then its threshold increases and becomes less pronounced.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988

Citation
D. R. Heatley, E. M. Wright, J. Ehrlich, and G. I. Stegeman, "Nonlinear directional coupler with a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity," Opt. Lett. 13, 419-421 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-5-419


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