Nonlinear Guided Waves
Final rept. 15 May 1988-30 Jun 1991,
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER
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A number of guided wave effects related to nonlinear polariton phenomena have been investigated with particular attention on potential device applications. To summarize, the highlights were 1 The theoretical prediction of the transfer of information between two adjacent waveguides using spatial solitons, the soliton coupler 2 Previous work on soliton emission was extended to include the effects of absorption 3 Prediction of solitary wave emission in 3D slab waveguide structures 4 Prediction of spatial ring emission in 3D fiber waveguide geometry 5 An effective particle theory was employed to understand the dynamics of highly nonlinear guided wave phenomena, and this should prove useful in device design 6 First general theory of nonlinear guided wave phenomena in semiconductors, and its application to nonlinear directional couplers 7 Predictions of instabilities of coupled solitons propagating in nonlinear fiber couplers. The applications of these ideas to wavelength dependent soliton de-multiplexing was also explored.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics