We experimentally observed the self-distortion of picosecond pulses propagating in silicon wire waveguides. The asymmetry of output pulse shape was due to two-photon absorption generated free carriers within the pulse duration.
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T. K. Liang, L. R. Nunes, M. Tsuchiya, K. S. Abedin, T. Miyazaki, D. V. Thourhout, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, R. Baets, and H. K. Tsang, "Nonlinear Self-Distortion of Picosecond Optical Pulses in Silicon Wire Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThC44.
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