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Ultrafast all-optical modulation in silicon optical fibers

P.Mehta1, N.Healy1, J.R.Sparks2, T.D.Day2, P.J.A.Sazio1, J.V.Badding2, and A.C.Peacock1

1. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
2. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University 16802 PA, USA


Degenerate and non-degenerate two-photon absorption based modulation is demonstrated in a hydrogenated amorphous silicon core optical fiber. We show modulation using femtosecond pulses and compare this with theory.

Frontiers in Optics (FiO 2011) San Jose, CA 16-20 Oct (2011)

Southampton ePrint id: 336567


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