A particularly fascinating and promising class of optical switching structures is attracting widespread attention. These use nonlinear optical materials in fiber or integrated optical geometry.1 While the development of this field will drive research into strongly nonlinear materials, it also emphasizes a need for accurate and rigorous computer-modeling techniques. Although such techniques are already well established in microwaves and in the analysis of linear optical waveguides and devices,2-4 the study of nonlinear optical phenomena poses some different problems requiring very sophisticated numerical methods.

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