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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9377–9384

Enhanced third-order nonlinear effects in optical AlGaAs nanowires

G. A. Siviloglou, S. Suntsov, R. El-Ganainy, R. Iwanow, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, R. Morandotti, D. Modotto, A. Locatelli, C. De Angelis, F. Pozzi, C. R. Stanley, and M. Sorel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9377-9384 (2006)

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We report the first observation of enhanced third-order nonlinear effects in AlGaAs nanowires. AlGaAs nanowaveguides with widths varying from 100 to 600nm were fabricated and characterized. Nonlinear phase shifts of ~π were experimentally observed at 1.55µm with peak powers of 30–40W in 600µm long, 550nm wide guides.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Georgios A. Siviloglou, Sergiy Suntsov, Ramy El-Ganainy, Robert Iwanow, George I. Stegeman, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Roberto Morandotti, Daniele Modotto, Andrea Locatelli, Costantino De Angelis, Francesca Pozzi, C. R. Stanley, and Marc Sorel, "Enhanced third-order nonlinear effects in optical AlGaAs nanowires," Opt. Express 14, 9377-9384 (2006)

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