You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Theory of Optical Hysteresis for TE Guided Modes
A. Boardman and P. Egan
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Vol. 313, No. 1525, Optical Bistability, Dynamical Nonlinearity and Photonic Logic (Dec. 18, 1984), pp. 363-369
Published by: Royal Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/37642
Page Count: 7
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Electric fields, Dielectric materials, Eigenvalues, Thin films, Conic sections, Permittivity, Nonlinearity, Geometric lines
Were these topics helpful?See something inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
TE guiding structures consisting of an optically linear dielectric film embedded in dissimilar optically nonlinear unbounded media, are investigated for hysteresis properties. It is shown that many important features can be determined without a knowledge of the electric fields in the nonlinear media and that the eigenvalue equation yields a relation between the guided-wave vector and the field amplitude at the boundary. The power in the system is the important physical quantity and is carried by asymmetric modes that, in the linear limit, are neither odd nor even. This paper explores some of the limitations of such asymmetrically loaded linear dielectric films and shows that they can exhibit optical hysteresis.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences © 1984 Royal Society