Abstract

We present an overview and generalized analysis through a number of general cases of coupled-wave equations for nonlinear optical guided-wave coupled systems. They are applicable for both symmetric and asymmetric guided-wave coupling structures. An overview of the nonlinear symmetric guided-wave optical coupling systems is given that introduces a generalization of the analysis for nonlinear asymmetric coupling. General cases including those for nonlinear guided modes and power nonorthogonality are considered, and full, power-conserved and nonorthogonal coupled-mode equations (in terms of parameters directly related to the light-wave power contained in the waveguides) are proposed and analytically described. A numerical case study of the nonlinear asymmetric coupling system, which consists of a slab-planar optical waveguide and an optical fiber is described.

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1995 (1)

S. Zheng, G. P. Simon, and L. N. Binh, “Light coupling and propagation in composite optical-fiber slab waveguides,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 244–251 (1995).

1991 (4)

1990 (2)

M. Cada and J. D. Begin, “An analysis of a planar directional coupler with a lossless Kerr-like coupling medium,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 361–371 (1990).

A. T. Pham and L. N. Binh, “Nonlinear optical directional coupler used as optical amplifier with twin biasing beams,” Int. J. Optoelectron. 5, 381–386 (1990).

1989 (3)

Y. Chen, “Solution to full coupled mode equations for nonlinear coupled systems,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2149–2153 (1989).

D. Marcuse, “Investigation of coupling between a fiber and an infinite slab,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 122–130 (1989).

A. Snyder and Y. Chen, “Nonlinear fiber couplers: switches and polarization splitters,” Opt. Lett. 14, 517–519 (1989).

1988 (1)

A. Ankiewicz, “Novel effects in non-linear coupling,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 20, 329–337 (1988).

1987 (3)

See S. L. Chuang, “A coupled-mode formulation by reciprocity and a variational principle,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 5–15 (1987).

See S. L. Chuang, “Application of the strongly coupled-mode theory to integrated optical devices,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 499–509 (1987).

D. Marcuse, “Directional couplers made of non-identical asymmetric slab: Part I: synchronous couplers,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 113–118 (1987).

1986 (1)

1985 (1)

B. Daino, G. Gregori, and S. Wabnitz, “Stability analysis of nonlinear coherent coupler,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 4513–4514 (1985).

1982 (1)

S. M. Jensen, “The nonlinear coherent coupler,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1580–1583 (1982).

Ankiewicz, A.

A. Ankiewicz, “Novel effects in non-linear coupling,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 20, 329–337 (1988).

Begin, J. D.

M. Cada and J. D. Begin, “An analysis of a planar directional coupler with a lossless Kerr-like coupling medium,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 361–371 (1990).

Binh, L. N.

S. Zheng, G. P. Simon, and L. N. Binh, “Light coupling and propagation in composite optical-fiber slab waveguides,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 244–251 (1995).

A. T. Pham and L. N. Binh, “All-optical modulation and switching using a nonlinear-optical directional coupler,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 1914–1931 (1991).

A. T. Pham and L. N. Binh, “Nonlinear optical directional coupler used as optical amplifier with twin biasing beams,” Int. J. Optoelectron. 5, 381–386 (1990).

Cada, M.

M. Cada and J. D. Begin, “An analysis of a planar directional coupler with a lossless Kerr-like coupling medium,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 361–371 (1990).

Chen, Y.

Chuang, S. L.

See S. L. Chuang, “Application of the strongly coupled-mode theory to integrated optical devices,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 499–509 (1987).

See S. L. Chuang, “A coupled-mode formulation by reciprocity and a variational principle,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 5–15 (1987).

Daino, B.

B. Daino, G. Gregori, and S. Wabnitz, “Stability analysis of nonlinear coherent coupler,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 4513–4514 (1985).

Gregori, G.

B. Daino, G. Gregori, and S. Wabnitz, “Stability analysis of nonlinear coherent coupler,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 4513–4514 (1985).

Jensen, S. M.

S. M. Jensen, “The nonlinear coherent coupler,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1580–1583 (1982).

Marcuse, D.

D. Marcuse, “Investigation of coupling between a fiber and an infinite slab,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 122–130 (1989).

D. Marcuse, “Directional couplers made of non-identical asymmetric slab: Part I: synchronous couplers,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 113–118 (1987).

Meng, X. J.

X. J. Meng and N. Okamoto, “Improved coupled-modetheory for nonlinear directional couplers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1175–1181 (1991).

Mitchell, D. J.

Moloney, J. V.

Okamoto, N.

X. J. Meng and N. Okamoto, “Improved coupled-modetheory for nonlinear directional couplers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1175–1181 (1991).

Pask, C.

Pham, A. T.

A. T. Pham and L. N. Binh, “All-optical modulation and switching using a nonlinear-optical directional coupler,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 1914–1931 (1991).

A. T. Pham and L. N. Binh, “Nonlinear optical directional coupler used as optical amplifier with twin biasing beams,” Int. J. Optoelectron. 5, 381–386 (1990).

Poladian, L.

Rowland, D. R.

Sammut, R. A.

Seaton, C. T.

Simon, G. P.

S. Zheng, G. P. Simon, and L. N. Binh, “Light coupling and propagation in composite optical-fiber slab waveguides,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 244–251 (1995).

Snyder, A.

Snyder, A. W.

Stegeman, G. I.

Thylen, L.

Wabnitz, S.

B. Daino, G. Gregori, and S. Wabnitz, “Stability analysis of nonlinear coherent coupler,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 4513–4514 (1985).

Wright, E. M.

Zheng, S.

S. Zheng, G. P. Simon, and L. N. Binh, “Light coupling and propagation in composite optical-fiber slab waveguides,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 244–251 (1995).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (5)

Y. Chen, “Solution to full coupled mode equations for nonlinear coupled systems,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2149–2153 (1989).

M. Cada and J. D. Begin, “An analysis of a planar directional coupler with a lossless Kerr-like coupling medium,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 361–371 (1990).

See S. L. Chuang, “Application of the strongly coupled-mode theory to integrated optical devices,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 499–509 (1987).

X. J. Meng and N. Okamoto, “Improved coupled-modetheory for nonlinear directional couplers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1175–1181 (1991).

S. M. Jensen, “The nonlinear coherent coupler,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1580–1583 (1982).

Int. J. Optoelectron. (1)

A. T. Pham and L. N. Binh, “Nonlinear optical directional coupler used as optical amplifier with twin biasing beams,” Int. J. Optoelectron. 5, 381–386 (1990).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

B. Daino, G. Gregori, and S. Wabnitz, “Stability analysis of nonlinear coherent coupler,” J. Appl. Phys. 58, 4513–4514 (1985).

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

See S. L. Chuang, “A coupled-mode formulation by reciprocity and a variational principle,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 5–15 (1987).

D. Marcuse, “Investigation of coupling between a fiber and an infinite slab,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 122–130 (1989).

S. Zheng, G. P. Simon, and L. N. Binh, “Light coupling and propagation in composite optical-fiber slab waveguides,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 244–251 (1995).

D. Marcuse, “Directional couplers made of non-identical asymmetric slab: Part I: synchronous couplers,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 113–118 (1987).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Ankiewicz, “Novel effects in non-linear coupling,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 20, 329–337 (1988).

Other (3)

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1984).

D. Marcuse, AT&T Research, Crawford Hill Laboratory, Holmdel, N.J., 07733 (personal communication, 1996).

M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegam, Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Dover, New York, 1965).

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