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Nonlinear waves and bistabilities in waveguides and all-optical switches
Author(s): J. Y. Chen; S. Iraj Najafi
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a study of the nonlinear waves and bistabilities in multilayer waveguide systems and all-optical switch with self-focusing media. In terms of Jacobian elliptic functions, the dispersion relations for TE modes in the nonlinear multilayer waveguide are derived analytically. The analyses show that the bistabilities can be obtained with power thresholds in 4 and 5 layer waveguide structures. The characteristics of the nonlinear waves and power- dependent field profiles in the multilayer waveguide systems are illustrated by numerical calculations and possible applications to all-optical devices are also discussed. Furthermore, with extending these knowledges to the analyses of the Y-branch adiabatic all-optical switch, the device nonreciprocal properties are fully investigated as well as demonstrated by simulations of the finite difference beam propagation method (FD-BPM).

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148459
Show Author Affiliations
J. Y. Chen, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1852:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials
Shahab Etemad, Editor(s)

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