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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26675–26685

Nonlinear light propagation in chalcogenide photonic crystal slow light waveguides

Keijiro Suzuki and Toshihiko Baba  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26675-26685 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026675


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Abstract

Optical nonlinearity can be enhanced by the combination of highly nonlinear chalcogenide glass and photonic crystal waveguides (PCWs) providing strong optical confinement and slow-light effects. In a Ag-As2Se3 chalcogenide PCW, the effective nonlinear parameter γeff reaches 6.3 × 104 W−1m−1, which is 200 times larger than that in Si photonic wire waveguides. In this paper, we report the detailed design, fabrication process, and the linear and nonlinear characteristics of this waveguide at silica fiber communication wavelengths. We show that the waveguide exhibits negligible two-photon absorption, and also high-efficiency self-phase modulation and four-wave mixing, which are assisted by low-dispersion slow light.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Chalcogenide Glass

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2010
Published: December 6, 2010

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Keijiro Suzuki and Toshihiko Baba, "Nonlinear light propagation in chalcogenide photonic crystal slow light waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 26675-26685 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26675


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