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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9205–9221

Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits

Vahid G. Ta’eed, Neil J. Baker, Libin Fu, Klaus Finsterbusch, Michael R.E. Lamont, David J. Moss, Hong C. Nguyen, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Duk Yong Choi, Steven Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9205-9221 (2007)

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Chalcogenide glasses offer large ultrafast third-order nonlinearities, low two-photon absorption and the absence of free carrier absorption in a photosensitive medium. This unique combination of properties is nearly ideal for all-optical signal processing devices. In this paper we review the key properties of these materials, outline progress in the field and focus on several recent highlights: high quality gratings, signal regeneration, pulse compression and wavelength conversion.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics for Functional Devices and Applications

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2007
Published: July 12, 2007

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Focus Serial: Frontiers of Nonlinear Optics (2007) Optics Express

Vahid Ta'eed, Neil J. Baker, Libin Fu, Klaus Finsterbusch, Michael R. E. Lamont, David J. Moss, Hong C. Nguyen, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits," Opt. Express 15, 9205-9221 (2007)

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