Non-linear waves in a multilayer waveguide: Application to SiO x N y with organic overlayer

Arja Heinämäki, Seppo Honkanen

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Abstract

The field distribution and propagation constant are solved for a multilayer waveguide structure including a non-linear layer.
Jacobian elliptic functions are found suitable as the non-linear solutions, because they lead to a numerical solution for a large variety of parameters, covering the range of non-linearity from zero to about the largest values found in any material. SiO x N y was chosen for the waveguide material and the organic conjugated polymers and liquid crystal MBBA for the overlayer.
The effect of various waveguide parameters is studied and the potential applications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-146
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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