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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 1865–1870

Efficient self-phase modulation in low loss, high index doped silica glass integrated waveguides

David Duchesne, Marcello Ferrera, Luca Razzari, Roberto Morandotti, Brent E. Little, Sai T. Chu, and David J. Moss  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1865-1870 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.001865


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Abstract

We demonstrate efficient self phase modulation, as well as negligible nonlinear absorption, in low loss (<0.06 dB/cm), high index silica glass-based waveguides. Using ~1ps pulses near 1560nm we achieve a 1.5π nonlinear phase shift in an integrated 45cm long spiral waveguide with <60W of peak input power, corresponding to a large nonlinearity (γ) of 220W-1km-1. Further, we observe negligible nonlinear absorption for input intensities > 25 GW/cm2. The high nonlinearity and low linear and nonlinear losses of these waveguides make them promising for nonlinear all-optical signal processing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2009
Published: January 29, 2009

Citation
David Duchesne, Marcello Ferrera, Luca Razzari, Roberto Morandotti, Brent E. Little, Sai T. Chu, and David J. Moss, "Efficient self-phase modulation in low loss, high index doped silica glass integrated waveguides," Opt. Express 17, 1865-1870 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-3-1865


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