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Perturbation theory for optical bistability of prism and grating couplers and comparison with rigorous method
Author(s): Hassan Akhouayri; Patrick Vincent; Michel Neviere
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Paper Abstract

A perturbation method for studying the bistable behavior of a prism or grating coupler filled with a Kerr nonlinear medium is developed. A field representation limited to its first space harmonic already gives a satisfactory agreement with the much more complicated rigorous differential method. A better accuracy can be obtained by the use of the two first space harmonics. We then obtain an almost perfect agreement with rigorous theory, always with much lower computation times. All the relevant parameters useful to characterize the bistable behavior are given by this perturbation method.

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Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1545, International Conference on the Application and Theory of Periodic Structures, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49410
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Hassan Akhouayri, Lab. d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)
Patrick Vincent, Lab. d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)
Michel Neviere, Lab. d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1545:
International Conference on the Application and Theory of Periodic Structures
Jeremy M. Lerner; Wayne R. McKinney, Editor(s)

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