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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 933–935

Nonlinear dispersion in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide

Shayan Mookherjea, Donald S. Cohen, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 933-935 (2002)

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The propagation of an optical pulse in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide may be calculated nonperturbatively to all orders of dispersion, in the conventional tight-binding approximation, even though the dispersion relationship is nonlinear. Working in this framework, we discuss limits of the physical parameters and approximations to the exact formulation that highlight the conditions under which pulse distortion can be minimized. The results are fundamental to the design of coupled-resonator optical waveguides and are also relevant to other applications of the tight-binding method.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Shayan Mookherjea, Donald S. Cohen, and Amnon Yariv, "Nonlinear dispersion in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide," Opt. Lett. 27, 933-935 (2002)

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