8 May 2007 Enhanced nonlinear interactions in optical slow wave structures and the limiting role of disorder
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Abstract
We describe the waveguiding principles of optical slow-wave structures that lead to the tight-binding form of the dispersion relation. In the presence of the optical Kerr effect, we show that soliton-like non-propagating envelopes ("frozen light") can be expected, but the presence of disorder e.g., in the coupling coefficients between neighboring unit cells, creates a band-tail at the edges of the dispersion relation and causes non-zero propagation velocity of such pulses.
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Shayan Mookherjea, Shayan Mookherjea, Andrew Oh, Andrew Oh, } "Enhanced nonlinear interactions in optical slow wave structures and the limiting role of disorder", Proc. SPIE 6582, Nonlinear Optics and Applications II, 65820G (8 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722550; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.722550
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