Accession Number : ADA118653

Title :   Theoretical Study of Nonlinear Surface and Inhomogeneous Processes and Their Applications to Optical Bistability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 80-15 Mar 82,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE FRANCIS BITTER NATIONAL MAGNET LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kaplan,Alexander

PDF Url : ADA118653

Report Date : 13 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Some fundamentally novel nonlinear optical devices were proposed and experimentally realized (in collaborative experiments with P.W. Smith, W.J. Thomlinson and J. Bjorkholm at Bell Laboratories). These results have been published in fourteen papers by the principal investigator (some of them in collaboration with researchers at Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, and Max-Planck-Institute fur Quantenoptick, Garching, Germany). The unified theory of plane-wave reflection and reflection at nonlinear interfaces was considered. Excitation of inhomogeneous traveling waves, which are peculiar features for negative nonlinearity, have been studied. It was shown analytically that in the case of limited (Gaussian) beam incidence, the nonlinear surface wave, observed in some recent computer simulations, is strictly forbidden, and an approximate theory of reflection in such a case has been developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Reflectivity, *Stability, *Surface properties, *Plane waves, *Reflection, Nonlinear systems, Approximation(Mathematics), Interfaces, Computerized simulation, Surfaces, Theory, Bibliographies, Surface waves, Optical equipment, West Germany

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE