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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1804–1806

Kerr spatial solitons in chalcogenide waveguides

Mathieu Chauvet, Gil Fanjoux, Kien Phan Huy, Virginie Nazabal, Frédéric Charpentier, Thierry Billeton, Georges Boudebs, Michel Cathelinaud, and Simon-Pierre Gorza  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1804-1806 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001804


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Abstract

Kerr spatial solitons are observed in slab chalcogenide waveguides at near-IR wavelengths. Waveguides are realized either by electron-beam evaporation or rf sputtering of a Ge–Sb–S compound deposited on oxidized silicon wafer. The Kerr coefficient of the thin film is evaluated to be 5 × 10 18 m 2 W from the experimentally required soliton power at 1.5 μ m . Limitations due to material photosensitivity are revealed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2009
Published: June 5, 2009

Citation
Mathieu Chauvet, Gil Fanjoux, Kien Phan Huy, Virginie Nazabal, Frédéric Charpentier, Thierry Billeton, Georges Boudebs, Michel Cathelinaud, and Simon-Pierre Gorza, "Kerr spatial solitons in chalcogenide waveguides," Opt. Lett. 34, 1804-1806 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-12-1804


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