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Multiple quantum wells for nonlinear optical applications in infrared
Author(s): Arthur E. T. Chiou; Mohsen Khoshnevisan; Yia-Chung Chang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we describe the development (which includes theoretical modeling, structure design, material growth, and sample characterizations) of SiGe superlattices (SL) for nonlinear optical applications in infrared. Our theoretical model predicts that the two-photon absorption coefficient in SiGe (110) SL structures can be on the order of 1 cm/KW, with very fast response (approximately 1 ps). In addition, we also show that quantum well materials with enhanced nonlinear refraction and moderate absorption offer potential advantages for applications in a lowest order Fabry-Perot etalon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1992
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 1692, Nonlinear and Electro-Optic Materials for Optical Switching, (18 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138063
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Arthur E. T. Chiou, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)
Mohsen Khoshnevisan, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)
Yia-Chung Chang, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1692:
Nonlinear and Electro-Optic Materials for Optical Switching
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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