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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4085–4101

Ultrafast nonlinear optical studies of silicon nanowaveguides

Ali R. Motamedi, Amir H. Nejadmalayeri, Anatol Khilo, Franz X. Kärtner, and Erich P. Ippen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4085-4101 (2012)

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Results of a self-consistent ultrafast study of nonlinear optical properties of silicon nanowaveguides using heterodyne pump-probe technique are reported. The two-photon absorption coefficient and free-carrier absorption effective cross-section were determined to be 0.68cm/GW, and 1.9x10−17 cm2, respectively and the Kerr coefficient and free-carrier-induced refractive index change 0.32x10−13 cm2/W, and −5.5x10−21 cm3, respectively. The effects of the proton bombardment on the linear loss and the carrier lifetime of the devices were also studied. Carrier lifetime reduction from 330ps to 33ps with a linear loss of only 14.8dB/cm was achieved using a proton bombardment level of 1015/cm2.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2012
Published: February 2, 2012

Ali R. Motamedi, Amir H. Nejadmalayeri, Anatol Khilo, Franz X. Kärtner, and Erich P. Ippen, "Ultrafast nonlinear optical studies of silicon nanowaveguides," Opt. Express 20, 4085-4101 (2012)

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