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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1996
  • pp: 98–100

Full vectorial analysis of a nonlinear slab waveguide based on the nonlinear hybrid vector finite-element method

S. V. Polstyanko, R. Dyczij-Edlinger, and J. F. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 98-100 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000098


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Abstract

We propose a new nonlinear hybrid vector finite-element method to study the propagation of an optical beam in a nonlinear waveguide in three space dimensions. The new method is a combination of the edge-element and finite-difference methods; the former applies to the waveguide cross section and the latter to the propagation direction. To validate our method, a planar nonlinear waveguide (consisting of a linear substrate, a linear film, and a Kerr-type cladding) that is end-fire excited by the TE0 and TM0 modes is studied numerically. We demonstrate that the external excitation of a nonlinear slab waveguide can produce sequential threshold behavior by means of multisoliton emission from the waveguide.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 1995
Published: January 15, 1996

Citation
S. V. Polstyanko, R. Dyczij-Edlinger, and J. F. Lee, "Full vectorial analysis of a nonlinear slab waveguide based on the nonlinear hybrid vector finite-element method," Opt. Lett. 21, 98-100 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-2-98


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