Title

Spectral Approach to Optical Propagation across a Linear–Nonlinear Interface

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1990

Publication Source

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Abstract

Propagation of optical signals across a linear–nonlinear interface is investigated by using a spectral decomposition technique involving discrete sideband frequencies. The complexity of the analysis is shown to be appreciably reduced by assuming incommensurate discrete sidebands around the carrier. The efficacy of this formalism is tested for various cases, including discrete stationary modes, evolution of discrete sidebands assuming an undepleted carrier, and, finally, AM pulse propagation across the interface. Among several interesting results, the formation of a narrow-band FM pulse, spatially separated from the ubiquitous AM pulse, is demonstrated. The latter result may be interpreted as a test of the stability of the uniform plane-wave solution.

Inclusive pages

21-29

ISBN/ISSN

0030-3941

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

7

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes