TITLE

Self-phase modulation at visible wavelengths in nonlinear ZnO channel waveguides

AUTHOR(S)
Teraoka, Edgar Yoshio Morales; Broaddus, Daniel H.; Kita, Tomohiro; Tsukazaki, Atsushi; Kawasaki, Masashi; Gaeta, Alexander L.; Yamada, Hirohito
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/16/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 7, p071105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report the observation of nonlinear optical effects in the visible spectrum using ZnO channel waveguides. We demonstrate sixfold spectral broadening and a 2π phase shift due to self-phase modulation in ZnO channel waveguides using femtosecond optical pulses with a center wavelength of 840 nm. We measured a value for the nonlinear parameter γ of 13.9±3.0 W-1 m-1, which is more than 1300 times that of a highly nonlinear fiber. The calculated intensity-dependent refractive index is found to be consistent with previously reported values of bulk single-crystal ZnO.
ACCESSION #
52997984

 

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