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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5291–5298

Nonlinear properties of AlGaAs waveguides in continuous wave operation regime

C. Lacava, V. Pusino, P. Minzioni, M. Sorel, and I. Cristiani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5291-5298 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.005291


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Abstract

Aluminum Gallium Arsenide (AlGaAs) is an attractive platform for the development of integrated optical circuits for all-optical signal processing thanks to its large nonlinear coefficients in the 1.55-μm telecommunication spectral region. In this paper we discuss the results of the nonlinear continuous-wave optical characterization of AlGaAs waveguides at a wavelength of 1.55 μm. We also report the highest value ever reported in the literature for the real part of the nonlinear coefficient in this material (Re(γ) ≈521 W−1m−1).

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2014
Published: February 27, 2014

Citation
C. Lacava, V. Pusino, P. Minzioni, M. Sorel, and I. Cristiani, "Nonlinear properties of AlGaAs waveguides in continuous wave operation regime," Opt. Express 22, 5291-5298 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-5-5291


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