Chi 3 dispersion in planar tantalum pentoxide waveguides in the telecommunications window


Chen, Ruiqi, Charlton, Martin and Lagoudakis, Pavlos (2009) Chi 3 dispersion in planar tantalum pentoxide waveguides in the telecommunications window. Optics Letters, 34, (7), 1135-1137. (doi:10.1364/OL.34.001135).

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We report on the dispersion of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility ("chi 3") in planar Ta2O5 waveguides in the telecommunications spectral window. We utilize the observation of third-harmonic generation under ultrashort pulsed excitation as a reference-free characterization method of chi 3 and obtain a large nonlinear coefficient, 2×10^-13?esu, at 1550?nm. Our observation of efficient third-harmonic generation in Ta2O5 waveguides in the telecoms window reveals the potential of this material system in high-speed integrated nonlinear optical switches.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.34.001135
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Physics and Astronomy > Quantum, Light & Matter
ePrint ID: 270970
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1 April 2009Published
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 09:42
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2016 19:05
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270970

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