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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1840–1848

Influence of three-photon absorption on Mid-infrared cross-phase modulation in silicon-on-sapphire waveguides

Zhaolu Wang, Hongjun Liu, Nan Huang, Qibing Sun, Jin Wen, and Xuefeng Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1840-1848 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001840


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Abstract

The influence of three-photon absorption (3PA) on cross-phase modulation (XPM) effect in the mid-infrared (IR) region is theoretically investigated in silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) waveguides. It is found that the 3PA-induced nonlinear losses in the SOS waveguide will be considerable for the pulse propagation in the wavelength region of 2300 nm-3300 nm when the pump peak intensity is high enough. For the XPM process, the 3PA and 3PA-induced free-carrier effects can affect the spectrum and temporal profiles of the pump and signal pulses for sufficiently high pump peak intensities. Moreover, the XPM-induced frequency shift of signal spectrum is also discussed with different pump peak intensities, and the XPM-induced blue and red shifts are reduced due to 3PA.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2012
Published: January 17, 2013

Citation
Zhaolu Wang, Hongjun Liu, Nan Huang, Qibing Sun, Jin Wen, and Xuefeng Li, "Influence of three-photon absorption on Mid-infrared cross-phase modulation in silicon-on-sapphire waveguides," Opt. Express 21, 1840-1848 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-2-1840


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