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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14414–14421

Long, low loss etched As2S3 chalcogenide waveguides for all-optical signal regeneration

S. J. Madden, D-Y. Choi, D. A. Bulla, A. V. Rode, B. Luther-Davies, V.G. Ta’eed, M.D. Pelusi, and B.J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14414-14421 (2007)

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We report on the fabrication and optical properties of etched highly nonlinear As2S3 chalcogenide planar rib waveguides with lengths up to 22.5 cm and optical losses as low as 0.05 dB/cm at 1550 nm - the lowest ever reported. We demonstrate strong spectral broadening of 1.2 ps pulses, in good agreement with simulations, and find that the ratio of nonlinearity and dispersion linearizes the pulse chirp, reducing the spectral oscillations caused by self-phase modulation alone. When combined with a spectrally offset band-pass filter, this gives rise to a nonlinear transfer function suitable for all-optical regeneration of high data rate signals.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2007
Published: October 18, 2007

S. J. Madden, D-Y. Choi, D. A. Bulla, A. V. Rode, B. Luther-Davies, V. G. Ta'eed, M. D. Pelusi, and B. J. Eggleton, "Long, low loss etched As2S3 chalcogenide waveguides for all-optical signal regeneration," Opt. Express 15, 14414-14421 (2007)

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