On the theory of TM- electromagnetic guided waves in a nonlinear planar slab structure

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Title: On the theory of TM- electromagnetic guided waves in a nonlinear planar slab structure
Authors: Yuskaeva, Kadriya
Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Schürmann
Thesis referee: Prof. Dr. Heinz- Jürgen Schmidt
Abstract: TM-(transverse magnetic)guided waves, propagating in a lossless, nonmagnetic three-layer structure (substrate-film-cladding) are studied. Two types of the dielectric permittivities (I and II) are analyzed. All three media of the waveguide with the permittivity of type I are assumed to exhibit a local Kerr-like tensorial nonlinearity. Maxwell's equations in this case are reduced to an exact differential equation leading to a first integral, relating two electric field components so that one component can be eliminated. The other one can be found by integration. Combination of the first integral with the boundary conditions leads to an exact analytical dispersion relations (expressed in terms of integrals) establishing a link between the parameters of the problem (in particular, thickness of the film, the propagation constant of the travelling wave, the electric field components at the interface substrate-film). The film thickness and the propagation constant satisfying the dispersion relation (by given electric field component at the boundary substrate-film)are associated to the possible modes travelling through the waveguide. Numerical evaluation of the corresponding power flow derived using of Maxwell' equations and the first integral processes straightforwardly, without known wave solutions at first. The waveguide with the permittivity of type II consists of the film with the dielectric function depending on the field intensity (Kerr-type nonlinearity) as well as on the transverse coordinate (spatially varying permittivity) situated between the linear, isotropic substrate and cladding. The problem in this case is reduced to a system of two integral equations. Using the Banach fixed-point theorem it is shown that the solutions of Maxwell's equations exist in form of a uniformly convergent sequence of iterations. The conditions of the Banach fixed-point theorem are derived and used to estimate the quality of the approximation. The exact dispersion relation is derived. Results of numerical evaluation of the dispersion relation and field solutions are presented in the first approximation. Solutions of the dispersion relation, the field components and the power flow obtained using the method for the permittivity I are compared with these found using an integral equation approach (the permittivity II but without the coordinate dependence) - the consistency is remarkably good. The proposed methods seem to be applicable to permittivities more general as considered.
URL: https://repositorium.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-2013032210737
Subject Keywords: TM- electromagnetic guided waves; planar slab; Kerr-like nonlinearity; spatially varying permittivity; exact dispersion relation; integral approach; nonlinear optic
Issue Date: 22-Mar-2013
Type of publication: Dissertation oder Habilitation [doctoralThesis]
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