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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 19955–19966

Soliton-self compression in highly nonlinear chalcogenide photonic nanowires with ultralow pulse energy

Amine Ben Salem, Rim Cherif, and Mourad Zghal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 19955-19966 (2011)

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We design As2Se3 and As2S3 chalcogenide photonic nanowires to optimize the soliton self-compression with short distances and ultralow input pulse energy. We numerically demonstrate the generation of single optical cycle in an As2S3 photonic nanowire: a 5.07 fs compressed pulse is obtained starting from 250 fs input pulse with 50 pJ in 0.84 mm-long As2S3 nanowire. Taking into account the high two photon absorption (TPA) coefficient in the As2Se3 glass, accurate modeling shows the compression of 250 fs down to 25.4 fs in 2.1 mm-long nanowire and with 10 pJ input pulse energy.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2011
Published: September 27, 2011

Amine Ben Salem, Rim Cherif, and Mourad Zghal, "Soliton-self compression in highly nonlinear chalcogenide photonic nanowires with ultralow pulse energy," Opt. Express 19, 19955-19966 (2011)

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