Anomalous nonlinear guided wave cut-off phenomena

Colin T. Seaton, Jesus D. Valera, Richard L. Shoemaker, George I. Stegeman, John Chilwell, S. Desmond Smith

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We show that mode cutoff can occur at finite powers for waves guided by a thin-film waveguide bounded by one or two media characterized by a defocusing nonlinearity. This phenomenon produced optical limiting action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162-1163
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1984


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