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Nonlinear loss dynamics in a silicon slow-light photonic crystal waveguide

Corcoran, Bill; Monat, Christelle; Pudo, Dominik; Eggleton, Benjamin J; Krauss, Thomas F; Moss, David J; O'Faolain, Liam; Pelusi, Mark; White, Thomas


We directly investigate both experimentally and numerically the influence of optical nonlinear loss dynamics on a silicon waveguide based all-optical device. The dynamics of these nonlinear losses are explored through the analysis of optical limiting of an amplitude distorted 10 Gbit/s signal in a slow-light silicon photonic crystal waveguide. As the frequency of the distortion approaches the free-carrier recombination rate, freecarrier absorption reaches a steady state, leaving two-photon...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Letters


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