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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1611–1621

Nonlinear transmission of 1.5 µm pulses through single-mode silicon-on-insulator waveguide structures

Allan R. Cowan, Georg W. Rieger, and Jeff F. Young  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1611-1621 (2004)

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An 80 MHz pulse train of ~100 fs optical pulses centred at ~1.5 µm is propagated through a variety of high-index-contrast silicon-on-insulator waveguide structures less than 1 mm long. All-optical power limiting and negative differential transmission, based only on the intrinsic nonlinear response of the untextured waveguides near 1.5 µm, are demonstrated for average in-guide power levels of ~1 mW. Superlinear transmission is observed in a textured silicon waveguide for power levels less than 20 µW.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystals and holey fibers

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Allan Cowan, Georg Rieger, and Jeff Young, "Nonlinear transmission of 1.5 µm pulses through single-mode silicon-on-insulator waveguide structures," Opt. Express 12, 1611-1621 (2004)

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