Spatial instabilities, all-optical limiting, and thresholding in nonlinear distributed-feedback devices
Authors: Mecozzi A., Trillo S., Wabnitz S.
Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni and Istituto Superiore Poste e Telecomunicazioni, Viale Europa 190, Rome, 00144, Italy
Abstract: Solutions of coupled-mode equations describing intensity-induced Bragg coupling of counterpropagating modes in a nonlinear distributed-feedback structure may become spatially unstable. Instability leads to nonpassing plateaus in the intensity transmission characteristics. This induces strong optical limiting action in the transmission mode and lower thresholding in the reflection mode.
Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS
Volume: 12 (12) Pages from: 1008 to: 1010
KeyWords: Nonlinear opticsDOI: 10.1364/OL.12.001008Citations: 31data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-11-27References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here