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Nonlinear thin-layer theory and approximative techniques
Author(s): Timo A. Laine; Ari T. Friberg
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Paper Abstract

We derive a thin-layer theory for stratified nonlinear structures. By using a superposition of plane waves we solve the Kerr-Maxwell equation rigorously within a thin slab. We construct the characteristic matrix of the medium and show that the wave vectors become field dependent. We also consider alternative methods that can be employed in layered nonlinear structures. Especially we make use of the calculus of variations and Hamilton's canonical perturbation theory.

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Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354891
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Timo A. Laine, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Ari T. Friberg, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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