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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14960–14968

Soliton self-frequency shift performance in As2S3 waveguides

Alexander C. Judge, Stephen A. Dekker, Ravi Pant, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14960-14968 (2010)

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The soliton self-frequency shift in As2S3 is investigated theoretically. Detailed simulation under realistic conditions of the propagation of a low peak power pulse in a chalcogenide ridge waveguide shows the concepts of Raman soliton behaviour in silica to be transferrable to As2S3. Quantitatively, differences in the shapes of the Raman spectra in silica and As2S3 are predicted to lead to variations of less than 25 % in the frequency shift rate of a fundamental soliton. Thus we predict the effectiveness of the soliton self-frequency shift in contributing to wide bandwidth generation in low-power supercontinua at mid-infrared wavelengths in this highly nonlinear chalcogenide, as well as other nonlinear processing applications such as digital quantization for optical analogue to digital conversion.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2010
Published: June 29, 2010

Alexander C. Judge, Stephen A. Dekker, Ravi Pant, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Soliton self-frequency shift performance in As2S3 waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 14960-14968 (2010)

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