Optical pulse propagation in an asymmetrical nonlinear direction coupler and limiting effects

Conference Contribution

Wang, Wenfeng, Wang, Y., Allaart, K. & Lenstra, D. (2005). Optical pulse propagation in an asymmetrical nonlinear direction coupler and limiting effects. In S. Bette, M. Wuilpart, N. Staquet & P. Mégret (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 1-2 December 2005, Mons, Belgium (pp. 297-300). Mons: IEEE/LEOS. Read more: Medialink/Full text

Abstract

 

We numerically investigate the light propagation in an asymmetrical nonlinear directional coupler(NLDC) composed one self-focusing core and one self-defocusing core. We show all-optical limiting features in the NLDC for both continuous wave and pulse cases and analyze the working conditions required.