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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19078–19083

All-optical modulation using two-photon absorption in silicon core optical fibers

P. Mehta, N. Healy, T. D. Day, J. R. Sparks, P. J. A. Sazio, J. V. Badding, and A. C. Peacock  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19078-19083 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.019078


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Abstract

All-optical modulation based on degenerate and non-degenerate two-photon absorption (TPA) is demonstrated within a hydrogenated amorphous silicon core optical fiber. The nonlinear absorption strength is determined by comparing the results of pump-probe experiments with numerical simulations of the coupled propagation equations. Subpicosecond modulation is achieved with an extinction ratio of more than 4dB at telecommunications wavelengths, indicating the potential for these fibers to find use in high speed signal processing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2011
Published: September 15, 2011

Citation
P. Mehta, N. Healy, T. D. Day, J. R. Sparks, P. J. A. Sazio, J. V. Badding, and A. C. Peacock, "All-optical modulation using two-photon absorption in silicon core optical fibers," Opt. Express 19, 19078-19083 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-20-19078


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