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Picosecond photonic switching in silicon-on-sapphire waveguides
Author(s): Dominique Berard; Nicole A. Paraire; Gilbert Martinelli; Alain Koster
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Paper Abstract

A silicon film sandwiched between a sapphire substrate and a silver layer is used as a nonlinear optical waveguide. The geometrical characteristics of the film and grating coupler have been optimized. This device has been studied in the nonlinear regime using nanosecond and picosecond exciting pulses. Very fast switchings are obtained which can be explained theoretically.

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Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1280, High Speed Phenomena in Photonic Materials and Optical Bistability, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20654
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Dominique Berard, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (France)
Nicole A. Paraire, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (France)
Gilbert Martinelli, Univ. des Sciences de Limoges (France)
Alain Koster, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1280:
High Speed Phenomena in Photonic Materials and Optical Bistability
Dieter Jaeger, Editor(s)

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