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Authors: U.D. Dave, B. Kuyken, F. Leo, S.P. Gorza, S. Combrie, A. De Rossi, F. Raineri, G. Roelkens
Title: Nonlinear properties of dispersion engineered InGaP photonic wire waveguides in the telecommunication wavelength range
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 2/2015
Journal/Conference/Book: Optics Express
Volume(Issue): 23(4) p.4650
Internal Reference: [N-1707]
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Abstract

We propose high index contrast InGaP photonic wires as a platform for the integration of nonlinear optical functions in the telecom wavelength window. We characterize the linear and nonlinear properties of these waveguide structures. Waveguides with a linear loss of 12 dB/cm and which are coupled to a single mode fiber through gratings with a −7.5 dB coupling loss are realized. From four wave mixing experiments, we extract the real part of the nonlinear parameter ã to be 475 ± 50 W−1m−1 and from nonlinear transmission measurements we infer the absence of two-photon absorption and measure a three-photon absorption coefficient of (2.5 ± 0.5) x 10−2 cm3GW−2.

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