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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1143–1145

Modes of nonlinear couplers: building blocks for physical insight

D. John Mitchell and Allan W. Snyder  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 1143-1145 (1989)

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The physics of nonlinear couplers is dictated by its normal modes, modes that are found from linear (axially uniform) couplers. Elementary power-flow arguments establish whether the mode is stable or unstable. These facts provide the bifurcation diagram that fully characterizes nonlinear coupling.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 26, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 1989
Published: October 15, 1989

D. John Mitchell and Allan W. Snyder, "Modes of nonlinear couplers: building blocks for physical insight," Opt. Lett. 14, 1143-1145 (1989)

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