Reference free Chi 3 dispersion measurements in planar tantalum pentoxide waveguides


Chen, Ruiqi, Charlton, Martin and Lagoudakis, Pavlos (2009) Reference free Chi 3 dispersion measurements in planar tantalum pentoxide waveguides. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7420

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We utilize analysis of third harmonic generation under femtosecond pulsed excitation as a reference free measurement method for third order nonlinear susceptibility (χ (3) or “Chi 3”) of planar waveguides. We investigate χ (3) dispersion in planar Ta2O5 waveguides at wavelengths either side of the telecoms window, obtaining a nonlinear coefficient of 2 ×10−13 esu, at 1550 nm. Our study indicates that χ (3) increases within the measured wavelength range due to a threephoton resonance of Ta2O5 electrons, revealing the potential of this material system in high speed integrated nonlinear optical switches for the telecommunications spectral window.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
ePrint ID: 270977
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 11:01
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:16
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270977

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