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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 14 — Jul. 14, 2014
  • pp: 17466–17477

Characterization of optical nonlinearities in nanoporous silicon waveguides via pump-probe heterodyning technique

Ryan J. Suess, Mohammad M. Jadidi, Kyowon Kim, and Thomas E. Murphy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 14, pp. 17466-17477 (2014)

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The nonlinear response of nanoporous silicon optical waveguides is investigated using a novel pump-probe method. In this approach we use a two-frequency heterodyne technique to measure the pump-induced transient change in phase and intensity in a single measurement. We measure a 100 picosecond material response time and report behavior matching a physical model dominated by free-carrier effects significantly stronger than those observed in traditional silicon-based waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2014
Published: July 10, 2014

Ryan J. Suess, Mohammad M. Jadidi, Kyowon Kim, and Thomas E. Murphy, "Characterization of optical nonlinearities in nanoporous silicon waveguides via pump-probe heterodyning technique," Opt. Express 22, 17466-17477 (2014)

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