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Transfer matrix formalism for the stationary response of nonlinear, multilayered structures for optical bistability
Author(s): Jan Danckaert; Kristel Fobelets; Gert Cauwenberghs; Irina P. Veretennicoff
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Paper Abstract

The transfer matrix formalism, well known to describe the linear optical response of multilayered structures, is extended to the plane wave response of multilayered structures with an arbitrary number of Ken-type nonlinear layers, and including linear absorption too. It is shown that the dummy variable technique, well known in the description of the nonlinear Fabry-Perot, can be extended for multilayered structures. Several effects are highlighted for both superlattices and nonlinear interference filters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1280, High Speed Phenomena in Photonic Materials and Optical Bistability, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20655
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Jan Danckaert, Free Univ. Brussels (Belgium)
Kristel Fobelets, Free Univ. Brussels (Belgium)
Gert Cauwenberghs, Free Univ. Brussels (Belgium)
Irina P. Veretennicoff, Free Univ. Brussels (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1280:
High Speed Phenomena in Photonic Materials and Optical Bistability
Dieter Jaeger, Editor(s)

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