Abstract

Kerr spatial solitons are observed in slab chalcogenide waveguides at near-IR wavelengths. Waveguides are realized either by electron-beam evaporation or rf sputtering of a Ge–Sb–S compound deposited on oxidized silicon wafer. The Kerr coefficient of the thin film is evaluated to be 5×1018m2W from the experimentally required soliton power at 1.5μm. Limitations due to material photosensitivity are revealed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
RF sputtered amorphous chalcogenide thin films for surface enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy

F. Verger, V. Nazabal, F. Colas, P. Němec, C. Cardinaud, E. Baudet, R. Chahal, E. Rinnert, K. Boukerma, I. Peron, S. Deputier, M. Guilloux-Viry, J.P. Guin, H. Lhermite, A. Moreac, C. Compère, and B. Bureau
Opt. Mater. Express 3(12) 2112-2131 (2013)

Effective-index method for spatial solitons in planar waveguides with Kerr-type nonlinearity

Kin S. Chiang and Rowland A. Sammut
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10(4) 704-708 (1993)

Fabrication and testing of planar chalcogenide waveguide integrated microfluidic sensor

Juejun Hu, Vladimir Tarasov, Anu Agarwal, Lionel Kimerling, Nathan Carlie, Laeticia Petit, and Kathleen Richardson
Opt. Express 15(5) 2307-2314 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription