Solutions to the Helmholtz equation for TE-guided waves in a three-layer structure with Kerr-type nonlinearity
|Physics; Physics, Mathematical; Physics, Multidisciplinary
|IOP PUBLISHING LTD
|JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL
We study certain solutions (TE-polarized electromagnetic waves) of the Helmholtz equation on the line describing waves propagating in a nonlinear three-layer structure consisting of a film surrounded by semi-infinite media. All three media are assumed to be lossless, nonmagnetic, isotropic and exhibiting a local Kerr-type dielectric nonlinearity. The linear component of the permittivity is modelled by a continuous real-valued function of the transverse coordinate. We show that the solution of the Helmholtz equation in the form of a TE-polarized electromagnetic wave exists and can-be obtained by iterating the equivalent Volterra equation. The associated dispersion equation has a simple root (if the semi-infinite media are linear and if the nonlinearity parameter of the film is sufficiently small) that uniquely determines this solution.
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