Split-field Finite-difference Time-domain Scheme for Kerr-type Nonlinear Periodic Media

Abstract

The Split-Field Finite-Difference Time-Domain (SFFDTD) formulation is extended to periodic structures with Kerr-type nonlinearity. The optical Kerr effect is introduced by an iterative fixedpoint procedure for solving the nonlinear system of equations. Using the method, formation of solitons inside homogenous nonlinear media is numerically observed… (More)

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