Exact results for the scattering of electromagnetic waves with a nonlinear film

K. M. Leung

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    Abstract

    Exact analytical results for the scattering of a TE electromagnetic wave with a nonlinear thin film is derived. We assume that the incident wave is monochromatic, and that the film is nonabsorbing and has a Kerr-like optical nonlinearity. Among other things, the reflection coefficient is calculated exactly as a function of the incident intensity. Optical bistable and multistable behaviors are found. The phenomena of induced resonances and induced transparency are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3590-3598
    Number of pages9
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Volume39
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1989

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics

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