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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1989
  • pp: 898–900

Nonlinear prism coupling with nonlocality

G. Vitrant, R. Reinisch, J. C. Paumier, G. Assanto, and G. I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 898-900 (1989)

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The characteristics of prism coupling of finite-width beams into nonlinear waveguides composed of media with diffusive nonlinearities (thermal, etc.) are calculated by including a one-dimensional diffusion equation for the nonlocal nonlinearity. The resulting longitudinal feedback leads to bistability, and the threshold value for the minimum diffusion length varies inversely with the angular detuning.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 21, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 1989
Published: August 15, 1989

G. Vitrant, J. C. Paumier, G. Assanto, G. I. Stegeman, and R. Reinisch, "Nonlinear prism coupling with nonlocality," Opt. Lett. 14, 898-900 (1989)

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