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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Raman and Other ?3 Effects (CMU)

Dimensional Scaling of Nonlinear Optical Absorption in Silicon Waveguides

Dimitrios Dimitropoulos, R. Jhaveri, R. Claps, V. Raghunathan, J. C. Woo, and B. Jalali

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Abstract

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.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2005-CMU7


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