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Nonlinear transmission properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon core optical fibers

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The nonlinear properties of a low loss hydrogenated amorphous silicon core fiber have been characterized for transmission of high power pulses at 1540nm. Numerical modelling of the pulse propagation in the amorphous core material was used to establish the two-photon absorption, free-carrier absorption and the nonlinear refractive index, which were found to be larger than the values typical for crystalline silicon. Calculation of a nonlinear figure of merit demonstrates the potential for these hydrogenated amorphous silicon core fibers to be used in nonlinear silicon photonics applications.

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Mehta, P., Healy, N., Baril, N.F., Sazio, P.J.A., Badding, J.V. and Peacock, A.C. (2010) Nonlinear transmission properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon core optical fibers Optics Express, 18, (16), pp. 16826-16831. (doi:10.1364/OE.18.016826).

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Published date: 2010

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Local EPrints ID: 177257
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/177257
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 3549fa9a-27cc-4f5f-850d-09df63c85ba2
ORCID for P.J.A. Sazio: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-9266
ORCID for A.C. Peacock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1940-7172

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2011 09:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:06

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Author: P. Mehta
Author: N. Healy
Author: N.F. Baril
Author: P.J.A. Sazio ORCID iD
Author: J.V. Badding
Author: A.C. Peacock ORCID iD

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