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Vector finite element solution of saturable nonlinear strip-loaded optical waveguides

Ettinger, RD; Fernandez, FA; Rahman, BMA; Davies, JB; (1991) Vector finite element solution of saturable nonlinear strip-loaded optical waveguides. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters , 3 (2) 147 - 149. 10.1109/68.76870.

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Abstract

A numerical solution is given for nonlinear optical waveguides with power confinement in both transverse dimensions. Self-consistent solutions are obtained by using an accurate vector-finite-element formulation along with the penalty technique. Numerical results for the first quasi-transverse-magnetic power-dependent mode are presented for strip-loaded waveguides with saturable self-focusing media. The variations with total power are illustrated for the modal index and for the fraction of the total power carried by different regions, showing interesting abrupt power switching for realistic geometries. It is shown that the switching effect is maintained in the presence of saturation and over a range of two-transverse-dimensions geometries. This switching effect can be controlled with variation of some of the parameters of the guide.

Type:Article
Title:Vector finite element solution of saturable nonlinear strip-loaded optical waveguides
DOI:10.1109/68.76870
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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