Abstract

We discuss the existence of nonlinear modes sustained by graphene layers in dielectric waveguides. Taking advantage of the almost two dimensional nature of graphene, we introduce the nonlinear effect as a parameter in the continuity equations. We then apply our modeling to a simple slab waveguide to enlighten how graphene can be used to induce huge nonlinear phase shifts at easily accessible power levels.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Photothermal nonlinearity and optical bistability in a graphene–silicon waveguide resonator

Cameron Horvath, Daniel Bachman, Rob Indoe, and Vien Van
Opt. Lett. 38(23) 5036-5039 (2013)

Tuning of surface plasmon polaritons beat length in graphene directional couplers

Aldo Auditore, Costantino de Angelis, Andrea Locatelli, and Alejandro B. Aceves
Opt. Lett. 38(20) 4228-4231 (2013)

Graphene-clad tapered fiber: effective nonlinearity and propagation losses

A. V. Gorbach, A. Marini, and D. V. Skryabin
Opt. Lett. 38(24) 5244-5247 (2013)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription