Optical switching in nonlinear chiral distributed Bragg reflectors was studied with defect layers. The similarity of plane-wave propagation in any direction in an isotropic chiral medium and plane-wave propagation along the distinguished axis of an electrically gyrotropic medium was found to be incidental. Helmholtz equations were derived from frequency-domain formalism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics