Nonlinear optical pulse propagation simulation: From Maxwell’s to unidirectional equations

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Abstract

Spatial- and time-domain versions of the unidirectional pulse propagation equation (UPPE) are derived and compared from the point of view of their practical application in simulations of nonlinear optical pulse dynamics. A modification of the UPPE suitable for ultrathin optical waveguides, such as submicron silica wires, is also presented. We show in detail how various, previously published propagation equations follow from the UPPE in a unified way that clearly elucidates their underlying approximations and areas of applicability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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