Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 4,965,760

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

10-23-1990

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

07/341,696

Date Filed

1989-04-21

Total Pages

20 pages

Abstract

Experimental studies of a nonlinear interface have indicated that saturation of the nonlinear refractive index may play a critical role in controlling the transition from total internal reflection to nearly total transmission. Numerical simulations of the behavior of a saturated nonlinear interface confirm that saturation effects can dramatically improve transmitted beam shape and switching quality.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/77