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Optical Bistability In Corrugaten Waveguides : Lowering Of The Threshold Intensity By The Use Of Resonant' Excitation Of Surface Waves
Author(s): H. Aichouayri; P. Vincent; M. Neviere
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Paper Abstract

It has been previously established [1] on a theoretical basis that a grating ruled on a nonlinear (Kerr) material and lighted with a T.E. polarized plane wave can have a bistable behavior inside a convenient range of incident power and incidence angle. We establish here that a similar phenomenon occurs for T.M. polarization [2] for which delocalized surface plasmons can be resonantly excited. We study here the merits of both surface plasmon resonance and guided wave resonance inside a corrugated waveguide to increase the local field and thus, to decrease the threshold intensity necessary for bistable operation.

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Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967382
Show Author Affiliations
H. Aichouayri, Laboratoire d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)
P. Vincent, Laboratoire d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)
M. Neviere, Laboratoire d'Optique Electromagnetique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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