Abstract

The intensity-dependent wave-vector and field distributions for TE-polarized nonlinear waves guided by a thin dielectric film bounded on one side by a higher-order nonlinear self-focusing cladding characterized by the dielectric function = c+ αc|E|2 + βc|E|4 and on the other side by a linear substrate are calculated exactly. The stability to propagation of these stationary nonlinear wave solutions is investigated numerically. The results are compared with those obtained for Kerr-law nonlinear media.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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