A model describing dimensional scaling of carrier lifetime and hence nonlinear optical absorption is presented. It is shown that nonlinear absorption, at a given optical intensity, can be mitigated with proper design of waveguide dimensions.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
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D. Dimitropoulos, R. Jhaveri, R. Claps, V. Raghunathan, J. C. Woo, and B. Jalali, "Dimensional Scaling of Nonlinear Optical Absorption in Silicon Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMU7.
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