Nonlinear Electromagnetic Surface Waves on Gyrotropic Media

  • R. F. Wallis
  • A. D. Boardman
  • M. Shabat
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 247)


In this chapter we analyze the behavior of electromagnetic waves propagating along the interface between a linear substrate and a nonlinear cladding when the materials involved are either magnetic materials or electrically conducting materials with an external magnetic field present. Optically nonlinear systems of this sort are of great interest in the development of solid state optical devices for applications to optical computing or signal processing.1–15


Dispersion Relation Dispersion Curve Power Flow Nonlinear Medium Permeability Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Wallis
    • 1
  • A. D. Boardman
    • 2
  • M. Shabat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Institute for Surface and Interface ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Applied Optics Group, Department of PhysicsUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK

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