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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 631–633

Graphene sustained nonlinear modes in dielectric waveguides

Aldo Auditore, Costantino De Angelis, Andrea Locatelli, Stefano Boscolo, Michele Midrio, Marco Romagnoli, Antonio-Daniele Capobianco, and Gianfranco Nalesso  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 631-633 (2013)

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We discuss the existence of nonlinear modes sustained by graphene layers in dielectric waveguides. Taking advantage of the almost two dimensional nature of graphene, we introduce the nonlinear effect as a parameter in the continuity equations. We then apply our modeling to a simple slab waveguide to enlighten how graphene can be used to induce huge nonlinear phase shifts at easily accessible power levels.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: December 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2013
Published: February 21, 2013

Aldo Auditore, Costantino De Angelis, Andrea Locatelli, Stefano Boscolo, Michele Midrio, Marco Romagnoli, Antonio-Daniele Capobianco, and Gianfranco Nalesso, "Graphene sustained nonlinear modes in dielectric waveguides," Opt. Lett. 38, 631-633 (2013)

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