The purpose of this paper is to discuss two‐dimensional electromagnetic diffraction by a finite set of parallel nonlinear rods (optical Kerr effect). To point out the versatility of this approach, a nonlinear (Kerr‐effect) finite crystal is considered.
In this paper, a new route for obtaining the scattered field by nonlinear obstacles is proposed. The basic idea consists in simulating the real incident field (e.g. plane waves) by a virtual field emitted by an appropriate antenna, located in a meshed domain, and encompassing or lying above the obstacles. This latest problem is then solved by a finite element method that is well suited to take into account the material inhomogeneities due to the nonlinearity of the permittivity.
The transmission through a finite Kerr crystal doped by a microcavity is given and a resonant wavelength is obtained. At this resonant wavelength, it is shown that the nonlinearity has a large influence on the behaviour of the electromagnetic wave.
Introducing the concept of virtual antenna, the paper proposes a rigorous treatment of the scattering of an electromagnetic wave by a bounded nonlinear obstacle of arbitrary shape.
Godard, P., Zolla, F. and Nicolet, A. (2009), "Scattering by a two‐dimensional doped photonic crystal presenting an optical Kerr effect", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 656-667. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640910940918Download as .RIS
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