Large Kerr effect in bulk Se-based chalcogenide glasses

G. Lenz, J. Zimmermann, Takuro Katsufuji, M. E. Lines, H. Y. Hwang, S. Spälter, R. E. Slusher, S. W. Cheong, J. S. Sanghera, I. D. Aggarwal

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Abstract

High-speed optical communication requires ultrafast all-optical processing and switching capabilities. The Kerr nonlinearity, an ultrafast optical nonlinearity, is often used as the basic switching mechanism. A practical, small device that can be switched with ∼1-pJ energies requires a large Kerr effect with minimal losses (both linear and nonlinear). We have investigated theoretically and experimentally a number of Sebased chalcogenide glasses. We have found a number of compounds with a Kerr nonlinearity hundreds of times larger than silica, making them excellent candidates for ultrafast all-optical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Feb 15
Externally publishedYes

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Lenz, G., Zimmermann, J., Katsufuji, T., Lines, M. E., Hwang, H. Y., Spälter, S., ... Aggarwal, I. D. (2000). Large Kerr effect in bulk Se-based chalcogenide glasses. Optics Letters, 25(4), 254-256.

Large Kerr effect in bulk Se-based chalcogenide glasses. / Lenz, G.; Zimmermann, J.; Katsufuji, Takuro; Lines, M. E.; Hwang, H. Y.; Spälter, S.; Slusher, R. E.; Cheong, S. W.; Sanghera, J. S.; Aggarwal, I. D.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 25, No. 4, 15.02.2000, p. 254-256.

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Lenz, G, Zimmermann, J, Katsufuji, T, Lines, ME, Hwang, HY, Spälter, S, Slusher, RE, Cheong, SW, Sanghera, JS & Aggarwal, ID 2000, 'Large Kerr effect in bulk Se-based chalcogenide glasses', Optics Letters, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 254-256.
Lenz G, Zimmermann J, Katsufuji T, Lines ME, Hwang HY, Spälter S et al. Large Kerr effect in bulk Se-based chalcogenide glasses. Optics Letters. 2000 Feb 15;25(4):254-256.
Lenz, G. ; Zimmermann, J. ; Katsufuji, Takuro ; Lines, M. E. ; Hwang, H. Y. ; Spälter, S. ; Slusher, R. E. ; Cheong, S. W. ; Sanghera, J. S. ; Aggarwal, I. D. / Large Kerr effect in bulk Se-based chalcogenide glasses. In: Optics Letters. 2000 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 254-256.
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