Proceedings of the Conference on Nonlinear Coherent Structures in Physics and Biology,
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, July 95

Coupled coherent nonlinear optical systems

I. Skinner

School of Electrical Engineering,
The University of New South Wales,
Sydney 2052, Australia


The physics behind coupling in coherent nonlinear optical structures used as all-optical switches is briefly reviewed, and the assumptions made in modelling these with coupled Duffing equations are outlined. Extending these to the assumptions pertaining to pulse propagation produces an assortment of coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations.

Conference paper.


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