Effects of saturation and loss on nonlinear directional couplers

G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, C. N. Ironside, T. Cullen, A. C. Walker

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We show that large changes are introduced into the operational characteristics of nonlinear directional couplers by both loss and saturation of the nonlinearity, especially the latter. Specific numerical examples are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1037
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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