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Nonlinear optical properties of integrated GeSbS chalcogenide waveguides

Abstract : In this paper, we report the experimental characterization of highly nonlinear GeSbS chalcogenide glass waveguides. We used a single-beam characterization protocol that accounts for the magnitude and sign of the real and imaginary parts of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility of integrated Ge 23 Sb 7 S 70 (GeSbS) chalcogenide glass waveguides in the near-infrared wavelength range at λ 1580 nm. We measured a waveguide nonlinear parameter of 7.0 0.7 W −1 · m −1 , which corresponds to a nonlinear refractive index of n 2 0.93 0.08 × 10 −18 m 2 ∕W, comparable to that of silicon, but with an 80 times lower two-photon absorption coefficient β TPA 0.010 0.003 cm∕GW, accompanied with linear propagation losses as low as 0.5 dB/cm. The outstanding linear and nonlinear properties of GeSbS, with a measured nonlinear figure of merit FOM TPA 6.0 1.4 at λ 1580 nm, ultimately make it one of the most promising integrated platforms for the realization of nonlinear functionalities.
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Samuel Serna, Hongtao Lin, Carlos Alonso-Ramos, Anupama Yadav, Xavier Le Roux, et al.. Nonlinear optical properties of integrated GeSbS chalcogenide waveguides. Photonics Research, OSA Publishing, 2018, ⟨10.1364/PRJ.6.000B37⟩. ⟨hal-02932238⟩

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