Chaotic Propagation of the Elliptically-Polarized Light in Nonlinear Guided-Wave Structures

Kazuya HAYATA  Akira MISAWA  Masanori KOSHIBA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E73   No.6   pp.855-860
Publication Date: 1990/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Engineering Chaos)
Category: Chaos in Engineering Science

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The elliptically-polarized nonlinear beam propagation in a two-dimensional optical guided-wave system containing Kerr media is solved numerically by using the finite-element method. Computed results for a nonlinear substrate exhibit novel transverse effects such as spatially modulational instabilities for solitons emitted from a film. Sensitiveness of the beam propagation on the initial state of polarization suggests a possibility for constructing new photonic devices.