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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2151–2157

Nonlinear refractive index of fs-laser-written waveguides in fused silica

Dominik Blömer, Alexander Szameit, Felix Dreisow, Thomas Schreiber, Stefan Nolte, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2151-2157 (2006)

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We report on the measurement of the nonlinear refractive index of fs-laser written waveguides in fused silica by analyzing self-phase modulation of the propagating light. The nonlinear index is reduced considerably compared to the bulk material by the writing process and is furthermore highly dependant on processing parameters.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Dominik Blömer, Alexander Szameit, Felix Dreisow, Thomas Schreiber, Stefan Nolte, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Nonlinear refractive index of fs-laser-written waveguides in fused silica," Opt. Express 14, 2151-2157 (2006)

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