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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9587–9594

Electronic control of soliton power transfer in silicon nanocrystal waveguides

Mengdi Li, Sergey A. Ponomarenko, Montasir Qasymeh, and Michael Cada  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9587-9594 (2008)

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We demonstrate numerically that the power transfer from one polarization component of a (1+1)D vector spatial soliton to the other in a birefringent nonlinear medium can be controlled via the electro-optic Kerr effect by varying the externally applied electric field. We show how several all-optical operations involving fundamental vector solitons can be electronically controlled. We also discover that the split-up of the higher-order vector solitons due to the two-photon absorption (TPA) can be suppressed by adjusting the external electric field. The soliton trapping along the slow optical axis is realized by a planar waveguide, filled with a silicon-nanocrystal material. The external electric field is applied along the fast optical axis of the waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2008
Published: June 13, 2008

Mengdi Li, Sergey A. Ponomarenko, Montasir Qasymeh, and Michael Cada, "Electronic control of soliton power transfer in silicon nanocrystal waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 9587-9594 (2008)

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