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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1524–1526

Polarization-insensitive cross correlation using two-photon absorption in a silicon photodiode

Reza Salem and Thomas E. Murphy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 13, pp. 1524-1526 (2004)

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We present experimental measurements of the polarization dependence of two-photon absorption in silicon photodiodes at 1550 nm, and we offer a simple theory that explains our observations. Based on this theory, we propose and demonstrate that it is possible to construct an optical cross-correlation system that is polarization insensitive, provided that one of the two input polarization states can be controlled.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Reza Salem and Thomas E. Murphy, "Polarization-insensitive cross correlation using two-photon absorption in a silicon photodiode," Opt. Lett. 29, 1524-1526 (2004)

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