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Analyzing dispersive nonlinear optical devices by using FDTD method
Author(s): Jiazong Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Based on the exciting results recently achieved using the finite-difference time domain (FDTD) method, an explicit two dimensional FDTD package for modeling wave propagation in certain kinds of nonlinear media such as 2nd-order nonlinearity, 3rd-order nonlinearity, Kerr effect, Raman effect is proposed. The proposed scheme adopts the polarization equation (PE) philosophy, where all nonlinear effects are expressed by nonlinear polarization terms in the time-space domain Maxwell's equation. The Lorentz dispersive effect in time domain polarization term can also be easily coupled in this scheme, which will lead to a dispersive nonlinearity simulation. Typical examples for pulsed beam self-focusing, scattering, harmonic response are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473809
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Jiazong Zhang, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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