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Nonlinear Propagation Characteristics Of Optical Waveguides Involving Gaas-Based Multiple Quantum Wells
Author(s): M. Cada; J. D. Begin; R. c. Gauthier; B. E. Paton
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Paper Abstract

The coupling characteristics and nonlinear all-optically controlled switching/modulation behavior is studied analytically and numerically for a GaAs/A1GaAs multiple quantum well (MQW) structure with self-defocusing nonlinearities. An exact dispersion equation is derived in terms of Jacobian elliptic functions for this MQW waveguiding structure. The optical-intensity dependent coupling length is treated as a combination of symmetrical-like and antisymmetrical-like modes of propagation. A single analytical formula is derived for the critical power of this structure. The new exact approach provides an insight into the very complicated nature of the structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0836, Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, Packaging, and Interconnects, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967534
Show Author Affiliations
M. Cada, Technical University of Nova Scotia (Canada)
J. D. Begin, Technical University of Nova Scotia (Canada)
R. c. Gauthier, Dalhousie University (Canada)
B. E. Paton, Dalhousie University (Canada )

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0836:
Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, Packaging, and Interconnects
Theodore E. Batchman; Richard Franklin Carson; Robert L. Galawa; Henry J. Wojtunik, Editor(s)

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