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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4396–4399

Rigorous calculation of the nonlinear Kerr coefficient for a waveguide using power-dependent dispersion modification

A. V. Maslov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4396-4399 (2014)

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It is proposed that the direct calculation of the dispersion for a waveguide using the effective power-dependent permittivity is a rigorous way to determine its nonlinear Kerr coefficient. The tensor permittivity accounts fully for the vectorial nature of the electric field. The calculated Kerr coefficients for the lowest transverse-magnetic modes of a nonlinear slab and wire are compared with the results of several formulas existing in the literature. The proposed approach can conveniently be implemented using standard mode solvers.

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OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2014
Published: July 23, 2014

A. V. Maslov, "Rigorous calculation of the nonlinear Kerr coefficient for a waveguide using power-dependent dispersion modification," Opt. Lett. 39, 4396-4399 (2014)

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